A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ribeira Grande in Portugal on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 14:43:53 / 2:43 pm (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, longitude -28.9811 West, latitude 38.7183 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006ejc. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ejc. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/11/19 / 2019-11-24 15:43:53 / November 24, 2019 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lagoa, Madalena, Horta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Lagoa (c. 9 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Horta (c. 6 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Madalena (c. 6 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ribeira Grande (c. 5 200 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NW of Ribeira Grande, Portugal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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