A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (55 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 21:45:26 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:45:26 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:45 pm. Unique identifier: us6000d1x6. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1x6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -30.2513 West, latitude 39.019 North, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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