5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Santa Cruz Das Flores, Portugal

Earthquake location 39.8244S, -29.5354W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 266 km NNE of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal (165 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -29.3565° West, 41.4399° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/07/16 / 2016-07-14 08:36:29 / July 14, 2016 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20006ejd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ejd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:36:29 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/14/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-266-km-nne-of-santa-cruz-das-flores-portugal/

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