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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Ascension Island region



Earthquake location -11.5801S, -14.2313WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -14.2313 West, latitude -11.5801 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqi0. Unique identifier: us2000bqi0. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:36:52 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/17 / 2017-11-10 23:36:52 / November 10, 2017 @ 11:36 pm.

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Ascension Island region. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -14.2313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.5801° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Ascension Island region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-10 23:36:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 04:16:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bqi0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqi0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqi0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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