A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -17.2198 West, latitude -37.2001 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000d2gc. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2gc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:34:45 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 23:34:45 / January 15, 2021 @ 11:34 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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