A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kérouané in Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:20:38 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -8.5545° West, latitude 9.4058° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000cav6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cav6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 07:20:38 / October 31, 2020 @ 7:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Guinea (c. 10 324 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Beyla (c. 11 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kérouané (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Beyla, Kérouané (min 5000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 53 km ENE of Kérouané, Guinea.
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