A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 142 km NW of Lagoa, Portugal (88 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:29:33 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -29.2137 West, latitude 39.9064 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 06:29:33 / March 29, 2017 @ 6:29 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008vjc. Unique identifier: us20008vjc.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 142 km NW of Lagoa, Portugal.
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