A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 20:27:52 / January 23, 2018 @ 8:27 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:27:52 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.77 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -12.5475 West, latitude -5.9094 South, depth = 13.77 km. Unique identifier: us1000cef8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000cef8.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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