A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Georgetown in Saint Helena. Exact location of event, longitude -14.0043 West, latitude -7.2037 South, depth = 15.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.3 km (10 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 01:07:50 / January 5, 2018 @ 1:07 am. Event id: us2000cl4l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl4l. The temblor was detected at 00:07:50 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Saint Helena (c. 7 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Georgetown. Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Georgetown (c. 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 92 km NNE of Georgetown, Saint Helena.
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