A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 153 km W of Negril, Jamaica (95 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: us2000a9s3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9s3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 20:26:50 / August 19, 2017 @ 8:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -79.7787° West, 18.0301° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:26:50 / 3:26 pm (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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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