A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Event id: us2000a33m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a33m. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:23:21 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -4.5601 West, latitude -52.9723 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 04:23:21 / August 1, 2017 @ 4:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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