A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Azores Islands region (0 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 00:57:40 / March 17, 2019 @ 12:57 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000jlq4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jlq4. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:57:40 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -29.2918 West, latitude 42.7799 North, depth = 10 km. 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.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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