A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -40.2266 West, latitude 8.7702 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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 time and date of earthquake 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 19:58:09 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpxd. Id of event: us2000bpxd. The temblor was detected at 16:58:09 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three 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.
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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: Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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