A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:01:28 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 01:01:28 / September 24, 2020 @ 1:01 am. Exact location of event, longitude -19.0476 West, latitude -0.3385 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0de. Id of event: us6000c0de.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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