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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Sea (United Kingdom) on Thursday, 23 April 2020

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - North Sea (United Kingdom) on Thursday, 23 April 2020
23 Apr 06:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 49 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 23 April 2020 05:30 UTC
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.06°N / 2.31°E (United Kingdom)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) NE of Sea Palling (pop: 500)
58 km (36 mi) NE of Hemsby (pop: 5,500)
58 km (36 mi) NE of Happisburgh (pop: 400)
173 km (108 mi) NW of The Hague (pop: 474,300)
190 km (118 mi) NW of Amsterdam (pop: 741,600)
194 km (120 mi) NW of Rotterdam (pop: 598,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 23 Apr 05:30 UTCM 4.0 / 10 kmNorth Sea (United Kingdom)GFZ
Thu, 23 Apr 05:30 UTCM 3.2 / 10 kmNorth Sea (United Kingdom)EMSC
Thu, 23 Apr 05:30 UTCM 3.3 / 10 kmSouthern North Sea (United Kingdom)BGS

User reports for this quake

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323.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt an up-down jolt while waiting for kettle to boil. I didnt think it was a tremor at the time. Only seeing it listed did i realise it was that tremor so far away. Wow (reported through our app)
277.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Stavanger (Norway, 701 km N of epicenter) : Earthquake spotted (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Sea (United Kingdom) on Thursday, 23 April 2020

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