A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (84 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:59:31 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -29.6602 West, latitude 39.9131 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000b65c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b65c. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 11:59:31 / July 23, 2020 @ 11:59 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 135 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal.
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