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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 29km ESE of Furnas, Portugal

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 29km ESE of Furnas, Portugal on Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - 29km ESE of Furnas, Portugal on Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Date & time: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 06:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 05:25 (Atlantic/Azores)
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.6551°N / 25.0066°W (Portugal)
Nearest volcano: Furnas (31 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5*10^13 J (12.4 GWh / 10676 tons of TNT / 0.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Tue, 30 Apr 06:25 UTCM 5.8 / 2 km AZORES ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
Tue, 30 Apr 06:25 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmAzores Islands RegionGFZ
Tue, 30 Apr 06:25 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmAzores Islands, PortugalGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Ponta Delgada (60.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
ponta delgada, azores / MMI III (Weak shaking): was really scary ... we wake up and the bed was swinging a lot
azores, ponta delgada / MMI IV (Light shaking)
terceira island / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rabo de Peixe (Portugal) (65 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Noto há muito que o relevo em geral está diferente, mais bicudo tipo «assanhado» nos picos e, que há areias mais quentes a secar a camada mais superficial da terra e quase em varredura (via EMSC)
(Portugal) (1475 km E from epicenter)(no details): Ik lag in bed in hotel praia marina, was net wakker toen ik geluiden in de vensters hoorde. Zelf leek ik stil te liggen en vanuit bed zag ik de muren licht bewegen. (via EMSC)
Ponta Delgada (Portugal) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Acordei a sentir a cama, o guarda roupa, a luz, tudo a tremer muito depressa e a ouvir aquele som drruumm horrível! Assustei-me e gritei. O tremor de terra só parou quando senti algo a cair e a partir-se... Fui à rua, os pássaros estavam a voar agitados e passado uns minutos, estavam a cantar calmamente. Foi a pior sensação que já senti! (via EMSC)
Fenais da Luz (Portugal) (70 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Was very strong I wake up and felt my bed shaking and the chandelier moving a lot. (via EMSC)
Ponta Delgada (Portugal) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I live in a building of 14 floors, and woke up with the bed shaking. It was a terrifying experience. (via EMSC)
Ponta Delgada (Portugal) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Was awesome :D (via EMSC)
Praia da Vitória (Portugal) (230 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Eram 6:26 senti a cama a balançar durante uns 5-7 segundos. (via EMSC)
Capelas (Portugal) (74 km NW from epicenter)(no details): primeiro se sentiu varios cracks no telhado (vivemos numa casa de 300 anos com tectos te madeira)em que pensamos ser granizo forte caindo mas olhei para a janela e nao havia indicios de chuva/granizo. De seguida o som aumentou e a vibração sentiu se como descendo (ou subindo, nao sei bem) pelas paredes e entao o chao começou a baloiçar. Tudo isso penso que demorou nao mais de 10 segundos. Apos isso, la fora na quinta tudo parecia "parado" no tempo. (via EMSC)
(Portugal) (1475 km E from epicenter)(no details): Começou com um balançar suave e depois sacudiu forte (via EMSC)
Ponta Delgada (Portugal) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was a long lasting earthquake, the dors on the bathroom shaked a lot. (via EMSC)
Ponta Delgada (Portugal) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): No, just a scary thing! (via EMSC)
Mosteiros (Portugal) (87 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Molto percepibile (via EMSC)
Arrifes (Portugal) (71 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt well but not strong. People wake up. From my experientce I would sy that was intesity of III from Mercalli. (via EMSC)
Ponta Delgada (Portugal) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was very perceptible and long lasting (via EMSC)
Lagoa (Portugal) (60 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Acordei com um barulho que fez e logo a seguir senti a cama a baloiçar por 5 a 7 segundos. (via EMSC)

 

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