A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 110 km SE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (68 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1x1. Id of event: us6000d1x1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:30:09 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:30:09 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -30.2979° West, latitude 38.6559° North, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 110 km SE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal.
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