A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 134 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (83 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000ar5m. Event ids that are associated: us2000ar5m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:22:20 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -29.7553 West, latitude 40.0478 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 14:22:20 / August 30, 2017 @ 2:22 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 134 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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