A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Ribeira Grande in Portugal. 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). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:42:06 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10002mu4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002mu4. Exact location, longitude -29.0455° West, latitude 38.6663° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/06/15 / 2015-06-17 02:42:06 / June 17, 2015 @ 2:42 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madalena, Horta, Ribeira Grande. Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Horta (c. 6 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Madalena (c. 6 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ribeira Grande (c. 5 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 34 km WNW of Ribeira Grande, Portugal.
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