Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Lagoa in Portugal



Earthquake location 39.9064S, -29.2137WA 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.

How would you describe the shaking?

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.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -29.2137° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.9064° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 142km NW of Lagoa, Portugal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-29 06:29:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 06:48:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 16.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008vjc Id of event.
Event Code 20008vjc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008vjc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply