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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 40 km W of Ribeira Grande, Portugal

Earthquake location 38.5238S, -29.1624WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (mg/mb) has striked on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ribeira Grande in Portugal. The temblor was reported at 04:29:56 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 30/04/15 / 2015-04-30 06:29:56 / April 30, 2015 @ 6:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -29.1624 West, latitude 38.5238 North, depth 10 km, unique identifier, us20002aeh.

Close countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop). The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Horta (c. 6 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Madalena (c. 6 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ribeira Grande (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madalena, Horta, Ribeira Grande.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -29.1624° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km W of Ribeira Grande, Portugal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-04-30 06:29:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-30 07:31:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002aeh Id of event.
Event Code 20002aeh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002aeh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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