A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Southwest of Africa (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000b03y. Id of event: us1000b03y. The temblor was picked up at 01:05:47 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 16.9869° East, latitude -52.1554° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 00:05:47 / October 24, 2017 @ 12:05 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine 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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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: Southwest of Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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