A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 79 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (49 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:38:23 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -30.3682° West, latitude 39.0358° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 21:38:23 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d1x4. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1x4.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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