A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 105 km WNW of Ribeira Grande, Portugal (65 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -29.8083° West, latitude 38.91° North, depth = 12.98 km. 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 15:10:51 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 17:10:51 / March 1, 2017 @ 5:10 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.98 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000884g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000884g.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 105 km WNW of Ribeira Grande, Portugal.
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