Mag. 2.1 earthquake - Leighton Buzzard,beds, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 12:39 (GMT) -

Mag. 2.1 earthquake  - Leighton Buzzard,beds, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 12:39 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 7 km depth

22 Sep 13:10 UTC: First to report: BGS after 31 minutes.
Date & time: 22 Sep 2020 12:39:21 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.1
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.928°N / 0.711°W (United Kingdom)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SSE of Soulbury (pop: 294)
4 km (2 mi) N of Wing (pop: 2,590)
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Milton Keynes (pop: 229,900)
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Dunstable (pop: 52,000)
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Aylesbury (pop: 74,700)
15 km (9 mi) NNW of Tring (pop: 11,900)
62 km (38 mi) NW of London (pop: 7,556,900)
102 km (63 mi) SE of Birmingham (pop: 984,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 23.6°C (74 F), humidity: 38%, wind: 6 km/h (3 kts) from S
Primary data source: BGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.17 kmLeighton Buzzard,beds, United KingdomBGS
M 2.18 kmEngland, United KingdomEMSC

User reports for this quake (8)

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Linslade (2.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
2.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
DUNSTABLE / not felt
Leighton Buzzard / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Leighton Buzzard / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
LU7 1DD / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Leighton Buzzard / not felt / very short : Heard a rumble sound but no shaking this time
Linslade / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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Mag. 2.1 earthquake - Leighton Buzzard,beds, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 12:39 (GMT)
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    |
    Age
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    | Details
  • 13 Aug 1967 22:07
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
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    | 5.5 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    38 years ago
    |
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    | Northern Italy
  • 24 Oct 1976 20:33
    | 5.5 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    44 years ago
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    368km / 229mi
    | Belgium
  • 05 Apr 1959 10:47
    | 5.5 |
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    |
    62 years ago
    |
    983km / 611mi
    | France
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    | 5.5 |
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    | 5.5 |
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    70 years ago
    |
    534km / 332mi
    | Germany
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    | 5.4 |
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    29 years ago
    |
    458km / 285mi
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    | 5.4 |
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    32 years ago
    |
    749km / 465mi
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    |
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