A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes North of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000a9eu. Event ids that are associated: us2000a9eu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -14.5985° West, -1.3311° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 15:35:55 / August 18, 2017 @ 3:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:35:55 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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