Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Occurred in Azores Islands, Portugal

- Time: 2024-04-23 at 15:40:04 UTC 
            2024-04-23 at 13:40:04 GMT+2 
- Location: 38.10° LAT, -30.77° LON 
- Magnitude: mw5.2 
- Depth: 12 km 
- Provider: EMSC

Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.2 earthquake in the Azores Islands, Portugal.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced MODERATE seismic hazard exposure (blue alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Euro-Mediterranean region, on April 22, 2024, available here.

Picture 2: Picture showing moderate seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

The wider area of the earthquake was under the influence of rotational singularity began on April 12, 2024, and will persist until May 2, 2024, contributing to the INCREASED seismic hazard exposure levels.

Picture 3: Rotational singularity that triggered the earthquake in the Azores Islands. 

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.


* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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