Mag. 0.5 earthquake - 14 Km NE of Aachen, Germany, on Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 19:56 (GMT) -
Minor magnitude 0.5 earthquake at 16 km depth
19 Oct 14:29 UTC: First to report: GD NRW after 19 hours.
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.857°N / 6.229°E (Germany)
Nearest volcano: Laacher See (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SSW of Schleiden (pop: 860)
5 km (3 mi) S of Siersdorf (pop: 2,770)
8 km (5 mi) NE of Würselen (Köln) (pop: 37,100)
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Langerwehe (Köln) (pop: 14,000)
17 km (11 mi) W of Niederzier (pop: 14,400)
18 km (11 mi) E of Heerlen (Netherlands) (pop: 93,100)
51 km (32 mi) W of Cologne (pop: 963,400)
56 km (35 mi) SW of Düsseldorf (pop: 573,100)
Primary data source: GD NRW
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 105 joules (0.099 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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|M 0.5||16 km||14 Km NE of Aachen, Germany||GD NRW|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 0.5, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.