A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Santo Antonio in Sao Tome and Principe. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 15:25:59 / December 19, 2019 @ 3:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:25:59 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 8.2213° East, 1.7649° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nih. Id of event: us70006nih.
Nearby country/countries, Sao Tome and Principe (c. 176 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Santo António (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo António (min 5000 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 have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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