A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ribeira Grande in Portugal on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 07:51:17 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -29.0528 West, latitude 38.4891 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006t4j. Unique identifier: us60006t4j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 09:51:17 / December 18, 2019 @ 9:51 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madalena, Horta, Ribeira Grande (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Horta (c. 6 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Madalena (c. 6 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ribeira Grande (c. 5 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 30 km W of Ribeira Grande, Portugal.
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