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Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 59 km northwest of Buzau, Municipiul Buzău, Romania, on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3) -

Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 59 km northwest of Buzau, Municipiul Buzău, Romania, on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3) Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 59 km northwest of Buzau, Municipiul Buzău, Romania, on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3)

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 144 km depth

30 May 00:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
30 May 01:02: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 140.0 to 149.0 km (from 87 to 93 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7 km (4.4 mi) towards SW.
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30 May 07:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 150.0 to 144.0 km (from 93 to 89 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.5 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 30, 2022 00:29:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, May 30, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3)
Depth144.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude45.62°N / 26.47°E (Comuna Gura Teghii, Buzău, Romania)
Antipode45.62°S / 153.53°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) N of Vadu Oii (pop: 103) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Lopătari (pop: 4,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NW of Vintilă Vodă (pop: 3,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Nehoiu (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) N of Pârscov (pop: 5,970) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) NNW of Berca (pop: 9,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NNW of Buzau (pop: 131,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) NNE of Bucharest (Bucureşti) (pop: 1,877,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 8.6°C (47 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Seismic station: GEOFON Station Tirgusor, Romania (TIRR/GE network) | Distance from quake: 200 km / 124 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station GEOFON Station Tirgusor, Romania: 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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