5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Off the Coast Of Africa

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 08:52:25 / August 17, 2017 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -12.4697° West, -5.6154° South. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:25 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred 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). Id of earthquake: us2000a90w. Event ids that are associated: us2000a90w.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/17/moderate-earthquake-m5-2-quake-has-struck-near-ascension-island-region/

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