A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Mosteiros in Portugal. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000d6rq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6rq. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 04:31:48 / December 30, 2020 @ 4:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:31:48 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -26.3921° West, latitude 38.1431° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vila Franca do Campo, Angra do Heroísmo, Praia da Vitória (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ponta Delgada (c. 20 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Angra do Heroísmo (c. 12 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rosto de Cão (c. 7 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rabo de Peixe (c. 7 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arrifes (c. 7 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Praia da Vitória (c. 6 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Vila Franca do Campo (c. 5 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Portugal (c. 10 676 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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