A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported North of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us2000hezz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hezz. 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 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 04:29:50 / September 15, 2018 @ 4:29 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:29:50 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -15.3366 West, latitude -1.3652 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: North of Ascension Island.
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