A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest of Africa (0 miles) on Tuesday. 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 21:17:55 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70003t58. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003t58. Exact location of earthquake, 12.976° East, -52.5099° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/19 / 2019-05-21 20:17:55 / May 21, 2019 @ 8:17 pm.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Southwest of Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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