A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ribeira Grande in Portugal on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/12/19 / 2019-12-13 07:47:07 / December 13, 2019 @ 7:47 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:47:07 / 6:47 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, longitude -28.9308 West, latitude 38.5182 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us60006r4i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006r4i.
Nearby country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Horta (c. 6 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Madalena (c. 6 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ribeira Grande (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madalena, Horta, Ribeira Grande.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km W of Ribeira Grande, Portugal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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