A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 241 km NE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (150 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:24:20 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -29.1907° West, latitude 41.0473° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000ab06. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ab06. 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: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 19:24:20 / August 18, 2017 @ 7:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km NE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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