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Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Lajes das Flores, Portugal
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 15:4615:46 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 16 minutes ago 92 km southeast of Lajes das Flores, Portugal, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Friday 30 October 2020 at 2.26 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.0 quake Azores Islands, Portugal, 30 Oct 2:26 pm (GMT -1)
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Lajes das Flores (pop. 3,900) at a distance of 92 km with very weak shaking, and Santa Cruz das Flores (pop. 1,700) at a distance of 98 km with very weak shaking.
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Date & time: Fri, 30 Oct 15:26 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.68°N / 30.6°W
Primary data source: EMSC