Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

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
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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]

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.
2.65 km24km N of Medina, New York (USA)USGS
2.65 kmNew York (USA)EMSC


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
Show more

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.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
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  

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings