A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Clydach in United Kingdom on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.01 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 14:31:04 / February 17, 2018 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d3uw. Id of event: us2000d3uw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -3.8727° West, 51.7071° North, depth 11.01 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:31:04 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from Bristol (c. 430 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Cardiff (c. 302 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Swansea (c. 170 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Newport (c. 117 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Weston-super-Mare (c. 82 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Rhondda (c. 59 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lydney, Bristol, Ross on Wye (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United Kingdom (c. 62 348 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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