A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 113 km E of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (70 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -29.8044 West, latitude 39.3474 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006qyb. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006qyb. Global time and date of event 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 13:00:19 / December 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:00:19 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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