A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). 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 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:46:30 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 14:46:30 / May 19, 2020 @ 2:46 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a01x. Id of event: us6000a01x. Exact location, longitude -27.7625° West, latitude 45.4194° North, depth = 10 km.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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