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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Santa Cruz das Flores in Portugal



Earthquake location 39.9998S, -29.3983WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -29.3983° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.9998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 159km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-30 14:19:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-30 14:57:36 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 1.558 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us2000ad50 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ad50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ad50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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