A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 200 km WSW of Sagres, Portugal (124 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:57:55 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -11.1349° West, 36.6186° North, depth 14.87 km. Unique identifier: us20004zbx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004zbx. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 14:57:55 / February 7, 2016 @ 2:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.87 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 200 km WSW of Sagres, Portugal.
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