A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a8mw. Event ids that are associated: us2000a8mw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -27.7288 West, latitude 45.6137 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 02:27:31 / August 16, 2017 @ 2:27 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:27:31 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter).
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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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