A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Monchique in Portugal on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -8.55° West, latitude 37.38° North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was detected at 09:39:58 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003rni. Event ids that are associated: us10003rni. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 08:39:58 / October 21, 2015 @ 8:39 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo André, Laranjeiro, Moncarapacho. Close country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Faro (c. 41 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Portimão (c. 38 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Olhão (c. 29 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Loulé (c. 23 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Laranjeiro (c. 20 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 6 km N of Monchique, Portugal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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