A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Canico in Portugal. Id of earthquake: us60008g09. Event ids that are associated: us60008g09. Exact location of earthquake, -16.732° West, 32.2389° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:08:17 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 10:08:17 / March 15, 2020 @ 10:08 am.
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Funchal (c. 100 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Câmara de Lobos (c. 32 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Machico (c. 12 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caniço (c. 12 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santana (c. 8 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Camacha (c. 8 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was São Vicente, Santana, Ribeira Brava (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km SSE of Canico, Portugal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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