Small magnitude 3.1 earthquake 15 km northwest of Legnica, Poland
Sat, 6 Mar 2021, 17:0317:03 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 8 minutes ago, a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 5:43 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
3.1 quake 6 Mar 5:43 pm (GMT +1)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Michałow (pop. 200) located 5 km from the epicenter, Legnica (pop. 106,000) 15 km away, Lubin (pop. 77,500) 16 km away, Złotoryja (pop. 16,600) 22 km away, and Polkowice (pop. 21,600) 22 km away. In Jawor (pop. 23,900, 31 km away), Bolesławiec (pop. 40,700, 32 km away), Głogow (pop. 68,500, 40 km away), and Breslavia (pop. 634,900, 74 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 6 Mar 2021 5:43 pm (GMT +1) local time (6 Mar 2021 16:43 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.31°N / 16.02°E (Lubin County, Lower Silesia, Poland)
Primary data source: GFZ
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