A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Azores Islands, Portugal (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1x7. Id of event: us6000d1x7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:58:10 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:58 pm. The temblor was picked up at 21:58:10 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -30.0815 West, latitude 39.621 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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