Mag. 3.3 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km northwest of Ribeira Grande, Castelo Branco, Açores, Portugal, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 5:34 pm (GMT -1) -

Mag. 3.3 earthquake  - North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km northwest of Ribeira Grande, Castelo Branco, Açores, Portugal, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 5:34 pm (GMT -1)

Minor magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Jan 18:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
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Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 18:34:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 5:34 pm (GMT -1)
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.82°N / 29.4°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal)
Nearest volcano: Fayal (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) WNW of Ribeira Grande (Castelo Branco) (pop: 5,200) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WNW of Madalena (pop: 6,140) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Santa Cruz da Graciosa (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Fazenda de Santa Cruz (pop: 257) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Vila do Corvo (Corvo) (pop: 250) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) W of Santa Barbara (pop: 1,270) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) W of Biscoitos (pop: 1,430) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) W of Angra do Heroismo (Angra do Heroísmo Municipality) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) W of Praia da Vitoria (Praia da Vitória) (pop: 6,060) --> See nearby quakes!
1754 km (1090 mi) W of Lisbon (pop: 517,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Faial Island (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) W of São Jorge Island (pop: 9,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 16°C (61 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.35 kmAZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGALEMSC
M 3.1 kmW Faial, PortugalIVAR (AZO)

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Mag. 3.3 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km northwest of Ribeira Grande, Castelo Branco, Açores, Portugal, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 5:34 pm (GMT -1)
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