A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Ascension Island region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:01:27 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -12.5744 West, latitude -5.8119 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a3rs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3rs. Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 19:01:27 / August 2, 2017 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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