A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Canico in Portugal. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 20:58:03 / March 7, 2020 @ 8:58 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:58:03 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -16.6994 West, latitude 32.39 North, depth = 4.71 km. Event id: us60008brw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008brw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.71 km (3 miles).
Close country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camacha, São Vicente, Santana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Funchal (c. 100 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Câmara de Lobos (c. 32 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Machico (c. 12 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Caniço (c. 12 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santana (c. 8 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Camacha (c. 8 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Camacha (c. 8 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 30 km SSE of Canico, Portugal.
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