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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Poland on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Poland on Wednesday, 8 July 2020
8 Jul 05:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
Jul 8 05:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Jul 8 06:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 3.0 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 05:19 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.53°N / 16.03°E (Poland)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NW of Polkowice (pop: 21,600)
5 km (3 mi) E of Sieroszowice (pop: 400)
7 km (5 mi) SE of Radwanice (pop: 2,100)
85 km (53 mi) NW of Wrocław (pop: 634,900)
115 km (72 mi) SW of Poznań (pop: 570,400)
196 km (122 mi) NE of Prague (pop: 1,165,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 8 Jul 05:19 UTCM 4.8 / 3 km PolandGFZ
Wed, 8 Jul 05:18 UTCM 4.9 / 6 km PolandEMSC
Wed, 8 Jul 05:19 UTCM 4.8 / 14 km PolandBMKG
Wed, 8 Jul 05:19 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km2 km SSE of Rudna, PolandUSGS

User reports for this quake (54)

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Nürnberg 90429 (421.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Man hat es leicht gespürt (reported through our app)
Dresden (190.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : OMG (reported through our app)
202 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Polkowice (3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Głogów (15.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
14.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Lubin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Głogów / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Komorniki, Polkowice / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Lubin / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lubin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Głogów / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lubin / Light shaking (MMI IV)
jaczów / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Stara Rzeka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Głogów / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jaczów / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaworzyce (Poland, 18 km W of epicenter) : ZG Rudna RVII oddział G26 (reported through EMSC)
Medyka (Poland, 516 km E of epicenter) : Very slight tremor (reported through EMSC)
Zarzecze (Poland, 282 km SE of epicenter) : Polkowice (reported through EMSC)
Zarzecze (Poland, 282 km SE of epicenter) : Polkowice (reported through EMSC)
Bulkowo (Poland, 281 km NE of epicenter) : U Nas rzadkość, ale dzisiaj mega odczuwalne... (reported through EMSC)
Gliwice (Poland, 227 km SE of epicenter) : Too fare away from Gliwice. Easy. Nothing felt (reported through EMSC)
Cisek (Poland, 203 km SE of epicenter) : Solidnie bujneło w gminie Grębocice (reported through EMSC)
Jeseník (Czechia, 168 km SE of epicenter) : Slept through it, but my homemade seismograph confirms that it might have been felt here in Czechia (reported through EMSC)
Wilkowo (Poland, 89 km NW of epicenter) : Podobno R-7, oddział G26 (reported through EMSC)
Legnica (Poland, 42 km S of epicenter) : W Legnicy odczułem wstrząs leżąc w łóżku! Delikatnie ale bardzo wyraźnie zadrżało łóżko. Była ok. 7.20 czasu miejscowego. (reported through EMSC)
Kunice (Poland, 41 km S of epicenter) : Zabujało hakami na R-7... (reported through EMSC)
Sława (Poland, 33 km NW of epicenter) : Sw1 zatelepalo (reported through EMSC)
Wschowa (Poland, 26 km N of epicenter) : Na żelaznym moście ok 15s bujało (reported through EMSC)
Ścinawa (Poland, 26 km SE of epicenter) : Lekko w Ścinawie (reported through EMSC)
Osiek (Poland, 25 km S of epicenter) : Bardzo silnie odczuwalne na Przylesiu (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : Kilińskiego bujalo dobrze (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : Pobujało ... (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : Lubin zatelepało (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : Wstrząs mocno odczuwalny w Polkowicach (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : R7 Górnicza 9 (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : Lubin odczułem (reported through EMSC)
Lubin (Poland, 21 km S of epicenter) : Lubin ,os.Ustronie mocno bujało (reported through EMSC)
Polkowice (Poland, 12 km SW of epicenter) : Kołysało budynkiem ok. 15-20 sekund. (reported through EMSC)
Polkowice (Poland, 12 km SW of epicenter) : Silny wstrząs ... Lubin (reported through EMSC)
Polkowice (Poland, 12 km SW of epicenter) : Aż się obudziłam tak telepało (reported through EMSC)
Polkowice (Poland, 12 km SW of epicenter) : Polkowice, długo bujało, ale łagodnie. Błędnik trochę zwariował. (reported through EMSC)
Polkowice (Poland, 12 km SW of epicenter) : Bujało dobre 10 sekund (reported through EMSC)
Polkowice (Poland, 12 km SW of epicenter) : Bardzo silny wstrzas (reported through EMSC)
Rudna (Poland, 11 km SE of epicenter) : Grębocice domkiem zabujało (reported through EMSC)
Głogów (Poland, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Głogów odczuwalne mocno (reported through EMSC)
Głogów (Poland, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Odczuwalne Głogów (reported through EMSC)
Głogów (Poland, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Mocne tąpnięcie Głogów (reported through EMSC)
Głogów (Poland, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Mocno buja Głogów (reported through EMSC)
Głogów (Poland, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Lekko odczuwalne Głogów Piastów (reported through EMSC)
Głogów (Poland, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Bujało lekko ma łóżku, a odkąd mieszkam na pierwszym piętrze jeszcze nic nie odczuwałem. (reported through EMSC)
Jerzmanowa (Poland, 9 km W of epicenter) : Kazmierzow i okolice bujalo mocno (reported through EMSC)
Jerzmanowa (Poland, 9 km W of epicenter) : Bujało ok 10 s bardzo mocno (reported through EMSC)

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