A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 185 km NE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (115 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 14:53:11 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 16:53:11 / April 14, 2018 @ 4:53 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000e0b2. Event ids that are associated: us2000e0b2. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -29.3788° West, 40.4473° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 185 km NE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal.
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