A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes north of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/12/20 / 2020-12-01 15:57:20 / December 1, 2020 @ 3:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000cn1g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn1g. Exact location, longitude -17.8499° West, latitude 0.3169° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:57:20 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: north of Ascension Island.
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