A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes Azores Islands region (0 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 05:45:59 / March 17, 2019 @ 5:45 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jhbf. Id of event: us1000jhbf. The temblor was picked up at 03:45:59 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -29.144° West, 42.8132° North, depth 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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