A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Castelo Branco in Portugal. Exact location of event, longitude -29.3387 West, latitude 38.8754 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000d7ew. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7ew. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 11/01/21 / 2021-01-11 12:47:01 / January 11, 2021 @ 12:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:47:01 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Horta (c. 6 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Madalena (c. 6 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ribeira Grande (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madalena, Horta, Ribeira Grande.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km NW of Castelo Branco, Portugal.
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