A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:45:31 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 20:45:31 / August 4, 2017 @ 8:45 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -31.7078 West, latitude 52.2972 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6cx. Id of event: us2000a6cx.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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