A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 50 km SE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -30.8275° West, 39.0176° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:50:50 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1x3. Id of event: us6000d1x3. The temblor was reported at 21:50:50 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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