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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 278 km southwest of Lajes das Flores, Azores, Portugal, on Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 at 7:06 am (GMT -2) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 278 km southwest of Lajes das Flores, Azores, Portugal, on Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 at 7:06 am (GMT -2) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 278 km southwest of Lajes das Flores, Azores, Portugal, on Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 at 7:06 am (GMT -2)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Dec 09:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 18 minutes.
25 Dec 09:41: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 25, 2022 09:06:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 25, 2022 at 7:06 am (GMT -2)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.1366°N / 32.5855°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal)
Antipode37.137°S / 147.415°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities278 km (173 mi) SSW of Lajes das Flores (pop: 3,910) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
290 km (180 mi) SSW of Ponta Delgada (pop: 359) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
310 km (193 mi) SSW of Vila do Corvo (Corvo) (pop: 250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (237 mi) WSW of Horta (pop: 6,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
389 km (242 mi) WSW of Madalena (pop: 6,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
406 km (252 mi) WSW of Lajes (pop: 4,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
406 km (252 mi) WSW of San Roque (pop: 3,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
421 km (261 mi) WSW of Velas (pop: 1,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 15.6°C (60 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 12 m/s (23 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.810 kmPortugal: Azores Islands RegionUSGS
4.810 kmPortugal: Azores Islands RegionRaspberryShake
4.610 kmPortugal: Azores Islands RegionGFZ
4.810 kmPortugal: Azores Islands RegionIRIS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
São Martinho, Funchal Municipality, Madeira (1509.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt

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