Minor mag. 2.2 earthquake - 22 km northeast of Sitten, Switzerland, on Monday, 16 November 2020 at 13:21 (GMT) -
Minor magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Nov 13:29 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.313°N / 7.608°E (Switzerland)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (0 mi) S of Varen (Leuk) (pop: 1,200)
10 km (6 mi) W of Gampel (Leuk) (pop: 1,390)
11 km (7 mi) NE of Chermignon-d'en Haut (Sierre District) (pop: 2,770)
20 km (13 mi) S of Adelboden (Frutigen) (pop: 3,540)
21 km (13 mi) W of Visp (pop: 6,580)
22 km (13 mi) NE of Sitten (Sion) (pop: 28,000)
49 km (30 mi) S of Thun (pop: 42,100)
72 km (45 mi) S of Bern (pop: 121,600)
Primary data source: RENASS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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.
|M 2.2||10 km||SWITZERLAND - 21km De Sion||RENASS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.2, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.
4.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s