A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Arruda dos Vinhos in Portugal on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:56 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -9.0904° West, 39.0316° North. Id of earthquake: us2000a95s. Event ids that are associated: us2000a95s. The epicenter was 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). Global time and date of event 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 06:44:56 / August 17, 2017 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Lisbon (c. 517 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Amadora (c. 178 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Setúbal (c. 117 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Queluz (c. 103 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cacém (c. 94 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Loures (c. 66 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abrantes, Alcácer do Sal, Montemor-o-Novo (min 5000 pop).
Each 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. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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