A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 141 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (88 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:31 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -13.5059° West, latitude -7.0342° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000at65. Event ids that are associated: us2000at65. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 09:21:31 / September 17, 2017 @ 9:21 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 141 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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