A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported North of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 02:59:22 / August 18, 2017 @ 2:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -13.6558° West, latitude -1.1025° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ascension Island (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt17230000, at00ouv1mw, us2000a98r. Unique identifier: us2000a98r. The temblor was reported at 01:59:22 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: North of Ascension Island.
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