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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 15 mi north of Medina, Orleans County, New York, USA, on 2020-03-29 12:04:46 -05:00

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 15 mi north of Medina, Orleans County, New York, USA, on 2020-03-29 12:04:46 -05:00 Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 15 mi north of Medina, Orleans County, New York, USA, on 2020-03-29 12:04:46 -05:00

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

29 Mar 18:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 29, 2020 17:04:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-03-29 12:04:46 -05:00
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.6
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.4398°N / 78.3665°W (Orleans, New York, United States)
Antipode43.44°S / 101.634°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) N of Medina (Orleans County) (pop: 5,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NE of Lockport (Niagara County) (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) NNE of East Amherst (pop: 24,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NE of North Tonawanda (Niagara County) (pop: 30,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) NE of Amherst (pop: 122,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Cheektowaga (pop: 75,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (43 mi) WNW of Irondequoit (pop: 51,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) WNW of Rochester (pop: 209,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Buffalo (pop: 258,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
518 km (322 mi) NNW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.65 km24km N of Medina, New York (USA)USGS
2.65 kmNew York (USA)EMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Canisius College, Buffalo, NY (CCNY/LD network) | Distance from quake: 69 km / 43 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Canisius College, Buffalo, NY: 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 (2)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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East aurora, ny / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight vibration resting upper floor  
Massapequa Park (508.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : For the second time this week I’ve felt subtle shaking similar to earthquakes early in the morning which is weird because I live on Long Island and We don’t get them around here  

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