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Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 at 10:59 am (GMT -1) -

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 at 10:59 am (GMT -1) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 at 10:59 am (GMT -1)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Feb 12:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
8 Feb 12:09: Epicenter location corrected by 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards SW.
8 Feb 12:20: Now using data updates from USGS
8 Feb 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2. Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 8, 2022 11:59:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Feb 8, 2022 at 10:59 am (GMT -1)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.4019°S / 19.8761°W
Antipode0.402°N / 160.124°E
Shaking intensitySevere shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRomanche Fracture Zone (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 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.
6.210 kmCentral Mid-Atlantic RidgeUSGS
5.410 kmNear ConakryRENASS
6.210 kmCentral Mid Atlantic RidgeRaspberryShake
6.110 kmCentral Mid Atlantic RidgeGFZ
6.10.8 kmCentral Mid-Atlantic Ridge [Sea]INGV
6.110 kmCentral Mid Atlantic RidgeGeoAu


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 7585 km / 4713 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Groenland / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / vibration and rolling / several minutes : Je sais fdp  
Manalapan / not felt
Goshen, NJ 08210 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Light shaking  
Manalapan Nj / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It was around 1:45pm est the after shock tremors ?  
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jun 20, 2022 14:42
41 weeks ago

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Apr 19, 2022 16:45
49 weeks ago

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Mar 2, 2022 04:41
1 year 4 weeks ago

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Feb 12, 2022 20:48
1 year 7 weeks ago

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Feb 12, 2022 14:27
1 year 7 weeks ago

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Feb 11, 2022 10:14
1 year 7 weeks ago

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Feb 11, 2022 06:47
1 year 7 weeks ago

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