A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest of Africa (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 23:54:10 / December 2, 2018 @ 11:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 18.2705° East, -52.4868° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000i46m. Event ids that are associated: us1000i46m. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:54:10 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Southwest of Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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