A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest of Africa (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 23:59:51 / October 23, 2017 @ 11:59 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000az6b. Event ids that are associated: us1000az6b. The temblor was detected at 00:59:51 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 17.8692° East, -52.4199° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Southwest of Africa.
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