A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Koubia in Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:02:33 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d9nh. Event ids that are associated: us2000d9nh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 16:02:33 / February 19, 2018 @ 4:02 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -11.9556 West, latitude 11.8009 North, depth = 13.66 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.66 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Labé (c. 58 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Tougué (c. 25 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pita (c. 20 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kédougou (c. 17 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Koubia (c. 9 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mali (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guinea (c. 10 324 000 pop), Senegal (c. 12 323 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pita, Kédougou, Labé (min 5000 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 have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 24 km NNW of Koubia, Guinea.
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