A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:10:57 / 5:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 20:10:57 / December 21, 2018 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000j21b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j21b. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -40.4903 West, latitude 9.1049 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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