Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Azores Islands Region, Portugal, on Monday, 5 October 2020 at 01:27 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Azores Islands Region, Portugal, on Monday, 5 October 2020 at 01:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 2 km depth

5 Oct 01:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
5 Oct 02:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 59 km (36 mi) towards NNE.
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5 Oct 10:12: Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards ENE.
Date & time: 5 Oct 2020 01:27:05 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.48°N / 31.77°W (Portugal)
Nearby towns and cities:
228 km (141 mi) SSW of Fazenda de Santa Cruz (pop: 257)
251 km (156 mi) SSW of Vila do Corvo (Corvo) (pop: 250)
300 km (186 mi) WSW of Horta (pop: 6,570)
411 km (255 mi) WSW of Santa Barbara (pop: 1,270)
419 km (261 mi) WSW of Angra do Heroísmo (pop: 12,000)
435 km (270 mi) WSW of Praia da Vitória (pop: 6,060)
538 km (334 mi) W of Ponta Delgada (pop: 20,100)
546 km (339 mi) W of Rabo de Peixe (Ribeira Grande Municipality) (pop: 7,680)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.1°C (70 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.02 kmAzores Islands Region, PortugalEMSC
M 4.6 kmS Acores, PortugalIVAR (AZO)
M 5.010 km209 Km SSW of Lajes Das Flores, PortugalUSGS
M 4.610 kmAzores Islands Region, PortugalGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

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USA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Azores Islands Region, Portugal, 5 October 01:27 UTC

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