A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 282 km NNE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (175 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -29.4194 West, latitude 41.6381 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 12:30:33 / September 28, 2020 @ 12:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000c24s. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c24s. The temblor was detected at 12:30:33 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter).
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 have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 282 km NNE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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