A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 159 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (99 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 14:19:14 / August 30, 2017 @ 2:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -29.3983° West, 39.9998° North. The temblor was picked up at 12:19:14 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad50. Id of event: us2000ad50.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 159 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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