A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, north of Ascension Island (0 miles). Event id: us6000bahl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bahl. 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 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:35:21 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 10:35:21 / August 2, 2020 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -17.9895 West, latitude -0.1336 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: north of Ascension Island.
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