A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, Southwest of Africa (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 11.4872° East, -52.7845° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t8c. Id of event: us60006t8c. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 16:38:56 / December 9, 2019 @ 4:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:38:56 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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