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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 52 km WNW of Arrifes, Portugal

Earthquake location 37.8853S, -26.2725WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Arrifes in Portugal on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60007gwu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007gwu. Exact location of event, longitude -26.2725 West, latitude 37.8853 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 01:16:33 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 03:16:33 / January 27, 2020 @ 3:16 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Ponta Delgada (c. 20 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Rosto de Cão (c. 7 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Rabo de Peixe (c. 7 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arrifes (c. 7 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vila Franca do Campo (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vila Franca do Campo, Rabo de Peixe, Rosto de Cão.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km WNW of Arrifes, Portugal.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.2725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km WNW of Arrifes, Portugal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-27 03:16:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-27 03:42:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007gwu Id of event.
Event Code 60007gwu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007gwu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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