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Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:10 am (GMT -8) -

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:10 am (GMT -8) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:10 am (GMT -8)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 May 18:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
26 May 18:29: Now using data updates from USGS
26 May 19:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 6.2. Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.4 mi) towards SSE.
31 May 21:42: Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 26, 2022 18:10:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:10 am (GMT -8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude49.8029°S / 114.8941°W
Antipode49.803°N / 65.106°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 8.3°C (47 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 13 m/s (26 kts) from NE
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 kmSouthern East Pacific RiseUSGS
6.210 kmSouthern East Pacific RiseRaspberryShake
6.110 kmSouthern East Pacific RiseGFZ
6.210 kmSouthern East Pacific RiseGeoAu
5.10 kmSouthern East Pacific RiseOBSIS


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 7598 km / 4721 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

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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