A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes southwest of Africa (0 miles) on Sunday. 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: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 23:42:33 / August 9, 2020 @ 11:42 pm. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:42:33 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bbmw. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bbmw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 11.6114 East, latitude -53.03 South, 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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