A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 165 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (103 miles). Unique identifier: us7000casj. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000casj. The temblor was reported at 12:52:16 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/10/20 / 2020-10-30 12:52:16 / October 30, 2020 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -29.43 West, latitude 40.1743 North, depth = 10 km.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 165 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal.
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