A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 295 km SSW of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (183 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:31:15 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 00:31:15 / October 20, 2018 @ 12:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000heu3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000heu3. Exact location, longitude -32.3637° West, latitude 36.9766° North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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