A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 1957 km SW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (1216 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.49 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:21:52 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 03:21:52 / May 30, 2020 @ 3:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -44.912° West, 26.027° North, depth 12.49 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a2de. Id of event: us6000a2de.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 1957 km SW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal.
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