A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 89 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal (55 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -30.2401° West, 39.045° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d1x5. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1x5. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:42:03 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 21:42:03 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:42 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 89 km ESE of Lajes das Flores, Portugal.
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