A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Georgetown in Saint Helena. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -13.6985° West, -7.7844° South. Event id: us7000bh2e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh2e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 00:25:43 / August 29, 2020 @ 12:25 am. The temblor was detected at 00:25:43 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Saint Helena (c. 7 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Georgetown (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Georgetown (c. 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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