Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 167 km northeast of Lajes das Flores, Açores, Portugal, on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 12:29 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 167 km northeast of Lajes das Flores, Açores, Portugal, on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 12:29 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jun 12:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Jun 2020 12:29:22 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.41°N / 29.75°W (Portugal)
Nearest volcano: Corvo (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) NE of Vila do Corvo (Corvo) (pop: 250)
167 km (104 mi) NE of Lajes das Flores (pop: 3,910)
230 km (143 mi) NNW of Horta (pop: 6,570)
244 km (152 mi) NNW of São Roque do Pico (pop: 3,710)
258 km (161 mi) NNW of Lajes (pop: 4,710)
292 km (181 mi) NW of Angra do Heroísmo (pop: 12,000)
460 km (286 mi) NW of Ponta Delgada (pop: 20,100)
467 km (290 mi) NW of Lagoa (pop: 14,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.810 kmAzores Islands Region (Portugal)GFZ
M 4.610 kmAzores Islands Region (Portugal)EMSC
M 4.610 km181 km ENE of Santa Cruz das Flores, PortugalUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Santa Barbara de Nexe (1920 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 167 km northeast of Lajes das Flores, Açores, Portugal, on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 12:29 (GMT)
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