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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 39 km southeast of Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal, on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm (GMT +0) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 39 km southeast of Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal, on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm (GMT +0) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 39 km southeast of Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal, on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm (GMT +0)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 0 km depth

29 May 22:41 UTC: First to report: IVAR (AZO) after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 29, 2022 22:28:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm (GMT +0)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.4°N / 26.915°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal)
Antipode38.4°S / 153.085°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIVAR (AZO) (Instituto de Investigação em Vulcanologia e Avaliação de Riscos)
Nearest volcanoDon Joao de Castro Bank (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities33 km (20 mi) SSE of Porto Judeu (pop: 2,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SE of Angra do Heroismo (Angra do Heroísmo Municipality) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Praia da Vitoria (Praia da Vitória) (pop: 6,060) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) SE of Santa Barbara (pop: 1,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) SE of Biscoitos (pop: 1,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) ESE of Calheta (pop: 3,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) NW of Ponta Delgada (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) WNW of Lagoa (pop: 14,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) ESE of São Jorge Island (pop: 9,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) SE of Graciosa Island (pop: 4,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 12.3°C (54 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.00 kmPortugal: SE TerceiraIVAR (AZO)
2.935 kmPortugal: SE TerceiraIPMA

Seismograms

Seismic station: (ROSA/PM network) | Distance from quake: 121 km / 75 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station : vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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