Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 65 km northeast of Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, on Friday, 8 May 2020 at 12:47 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 65 km northeast of Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, on Friday, 8 May 2020 at 12:47 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 2 km depth

8 May 12:50 UTC: First to report: IGN after 2 minutes.
May 8 13:54: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km.
Date & time: 8 May 2020 12:47:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.8324°N / 2.6683°E (Girona, Catalonia, Spain)
Nearest volcano: Olot Field (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) S of Santa Coloma de Farners (Girona) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) NNW of Tordera (Barcelona) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SSW of Salt (Girona) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NNW of Blanes (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NW of Lloret de Mar (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Girona (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) N of Pineda de Mar (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNE of Mataro (pop: 121,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NE of Barcelona (pop: 1,621,500) --> See nearby quakes!
556 km (346 mi) ENE of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.82 kmS Santa Coloma De Farners.gi (Spain)IGN
M 3.85 kmSpainEMSC
M 3.918 kmSPAIN - 8km de GironaRENASS

User reports for this quake (77)

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Vidreres (9.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : At first I thought my father broke down a wall in my house somehow and made the whole thing shake. The walls are made of brick and it’s a big house, so it was scary. But it lasted like a second.
33 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
19.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A jolt that moved our table
Viladecans (79.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Girona (17.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it below the chair where i was sitted on. The liquid in my glass has moved considerably.
Tordera (2.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
32.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Canet de Mar (28.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Estartit (50.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Calonge (33.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
4.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Like a big lorry going past the window
Blanes (20.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
33 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
6.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At 14.50 feld inside and outside a shaking.
Girona / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just sat on the chair and felt it slightly moving/vibrating then noticed the computer screen was swinging as well. Lasted a few seconds, maybe 5? No train or truck passing by. I live on the top floor (4th floor) of the building and previous experience of light earthquake.
Lloret de Mar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Girona / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt like an earthquake.
Cruilles / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quart / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Aigües Bones, Caldes de Malavella / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se ha escuchado un sonido muy muy fuerte, como si algo pesado golpeara.
Niágara Park Tordera / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Canet de mar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
17300 blanes / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : En blanes ! Mi terrasa tiene ahora laü fasada danjado
Girona / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Anglès / Weak shaking (MMI III) : El suelo a temblado y las cristaleras.
Hostalric / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Anglés / not felt : Ha temblado el suelo del piso
Canyamars / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sant Sadurní d'Osormort / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lloret de mar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Blanes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Riudarenes / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Calella / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Girona. CP. 17003 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Vibró el sillón donde estaba sentado.
Barcelona / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Taradell / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Blanes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Platja D’Aro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cassa de la selva / Weak shaking (MMI III)
fornells de la selva / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tordera / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Maçanet de la selva / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Girona / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Coloma de Farners / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Caldes de Malavella / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was quite short and everything vibrated
Castell-Platja d'Aro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cassa de la selva / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sarrià de Ter / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se ha movido un poco el suelo.
Espinelves / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Riells del montseny / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Riudarenes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arenys de Mar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Salt / Weak shaking (MMI III)
riudarenes / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Salt / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cassà de la selva / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Caldes de Malavella / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it like a quick shake
Girona / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hostalric / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Vilobí d’Onyar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Blanes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lloret de Mar / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sentado en el sofá, éste se la movido a las 14:40
Blanes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Coloma de Farners / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Girona / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sant Pol de La Bisbal / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Blanes / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Orís / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Canet de Mar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La Bisbal d'Emporda / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Molins de Rei (Spain, 71 km SW of epicenter) : El sofá ha tenido un pequeño balanceo de unos 3 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Soueich (France, 205 km NW of epicenter) : Rien à signaler dans le Comminges. (reported through EMSC)
l'Escala (Spain, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Slghr shaking of furniture (reported through EMSC)
Mataró (Spain, 38 km SW of epicenter) : I was working remotely on a third floor and heard and felt a vibration noise and movement in my home office. I seemed an earthquake but did not felt the floor moving sideways as with other ones I felt. (reported through EMSC)
Arenys de Mar (Spain, 29 km S of epicenter) : Note el movimiento muy claramente hacia adelante y atras. (reported through EMSC)
Arenys de Munt (Spain, 26 km S of epicenter) : I was sitting in my terrace and I have noticed it. I just thought OMG what have done my neighbours? Now I know it was an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Vidreres (Spain, 11 km SE of epicenter) : Seemed our whole flat was moving forwards and backwards. It was a short movement, but visible and noticed a lot. My water got out of my glass on the table. We live second floor in the main street. Building from 2007! (reported through EMSC)
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