Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - São Jorge Island, 4.8 km east of Velas, Azores, Portugal, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:57 am (GMT +0) -
Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 12 km depth
17 May 06:09 UTC: First to report: IPMA after 12 minutes.
|Date & time||May 17, 2022 05:57:11 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:57 am (GMT +0)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||38.692°N / 28.155°W (Velas Municipality, Azores, Portugal)|
|Antipode||38.692°S / 151.845°E|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||IPMA (Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, IPMA))|
|Nearest volcano||São Jorge (5 km / 3 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||1 km (1 mi) SSW of Toledo (pop: 60) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
5 km (3 mi) ENE of Velas (pop: 1,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NW of Calheta (pop: 3,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NE of San Roque (pop: 3,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Lajes (pop: 4,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Horta (Azoren) (pop: 6,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz da Graciosa (pop: 1,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) W of Angra do Heroismo (Angra do Heroísmo Municipality) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Broken Clouds 10.5°C (51 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 11 m/s (21 kts) from WSW|
|Estimated seismic energy released||1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy|
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|2.2||12 km||Portugal: Ilha De S. Jorge (W)||IPMA|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.