A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 282 km SSW of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (175 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 23:20:22 / September 5, 2018 @ 11:20 pm. Unique identifier: us2000h91h. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h91h. Exact location, longitude -32.3636° West, latitude 37.1057° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 21:20:22 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 282 km SSW of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal.
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