A 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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