A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 129 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (80 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 08:14:49 / September 8, 2016 @ 8:14 am. Exact location of event, longitude -29.6361 West, latitude 39.681 North, depth = 10 km. 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 temblor was detected at 06:14:49 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006mz8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mz8.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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