A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 160 km SSE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (99 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 15.01 km, -30.5099° West, 38.085° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us600084qm. Unique identifier: us600084qm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 18:11:19 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.01 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:11:19 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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