A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Azores Islands region (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:20:45 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -34.1789° West, 36.2687° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us1000ggiq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ggiq. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/18 / 2018-08-24 08:20:45 / August 24, 2018 @ 8:20 am.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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