A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 247 km NE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (153 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jpk5. Id of event: us2000jpk5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 05:31:49 / February 16, 2019 @ 5:31 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -29.3456° West, 41.2144° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:31:49 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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