Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Africa


Earthquake location -52.4985S, 18.279WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, southwest of Africa (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 18.279° East, latitude -52.4985° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/20 / 2020-10-10 11:19:44 / October 10, 2020 @ 11:19 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c7bz. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7bz. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:19:44 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: southwest of Africa.

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