Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 16 km northeast of Liezen, Austria
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 07:5007:50 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Liezen, Politischer Bezirk Liezen, Styria, Austria. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 8:30 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 2 km below the surface.
4.5 quake 20 Jan 8:30 am (GMT +1)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Liezen (pop. 6,600) located 16 km from the epicenter, and Weißenbach bei Liezen (pop. 1,100) 17 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Stainach (pop. 1,900) located 26 km from the epicenter, Falkenburg (pop. 1,100) 29 km away, Micheldorf in Oberösterreich (pop. 5,900) 37 km away, and Steyr (pop. 38,300) 48 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Amstetten (pop. 15,600) located 66 km from the epicenter, Wels (pop. 16,900) 69 km away, and Graz (pop. 222,300) 98 km away.
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Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 8:30 am (GMT +1) local time (20 Jan 2021 07:30 GMT)
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.61°N / 14.43°E (Politischer Bezirk Liezen, Styria, Austria)
Primary data source: GFZ
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