Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Castille and Leon, 37 km south of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:16 am (GMT +2) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Castille and Leon, 37 km south of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:16 am (GMT +2) Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Castille and Leon, 37 km south of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:16 am (GMT +2)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 0 km depth

20 May 00:19 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
20 May 00:22: Now using data updates from IGN
20 May 00:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 0.0 km (from 3.1 to 0 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards ESE.
20 May 14:06: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 5.4.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 00:16:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 2:16 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.4
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.046°N / 5.9971°W (Leon, Castille and Leon, Spain)
Antipode43.046°S / 174.003°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) N of San Emiliano (Castille and León) (pop: 762) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) SW of Pola de Lena (Asturias) (pop: 12,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SW of Mieres (Asturies) (pop: 44,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Oviedo (Asturias) (pop: 224,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) SW of Langreo (Asturias) (pop: 45,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) NW of Leon (Castille and León) (pop: 134,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) NW of Valladolid (Castilla y León) (pop: 317,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
349 km (217 mi) NNW of Madrid (pop: 3,255,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 7.8°C (46 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.40 kmSpain: SE TEVERGA.OIGN
3.110 kmSPAINEMSC
2.816 kmSpain: SW Oviedo (ESP)IPMA

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A Coruña / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : My bed shook a few times, while I was sleeping. Immediately recognized as an earthquake. I live in the 5th floor. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Coslada, Madrid, Madrid (356.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (1103.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
oviedo (30.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ledbury / not felt (reported through our app)
Bergeijk, nederland / not felt : Niets (reported through our app)  
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