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Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -2) -

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -2) Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -2)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Jan 03:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
4 Jan 03:27: Epicenter location corrected by 32 km (20 mi) towards WSW.
4 Jan 03:38: Now using data updates from USGS
4 Jan 04:17: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1. Epicenter location corrected by 3.2 km (2 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 4, 2022 03:18:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 4, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -2)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.2646°N / 35.2407°W
Antipode35.265°S / 144.759°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 17.5°C (64 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.110 kmNorthern Mid-Atlantic RidgeUSGS
6.110 kmNorthern Mid Atlantic RidgeRaspberryShake
5.110 kmNear Las PalmasRENASS
6.010 kmAzores Islands RegionGFZ
6.110 kmNorthern Mid Atlantic RidgeGeoAu


Seismic station: Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands (MACI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1931 km / 1200 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Morro de la Arena, Canary Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
São Martinho, Funchal, Madeira (1710 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Virginia Beach (3642.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Virginia Beach (3642.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
New York City / not felt
London / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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