Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 15 km southeast of Głogów, Powiat głogowski, Dolnośląskie, Poland, on Thursday, 19 Nov 10.27 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 15 km southeast of Głogów, Powiat głogowski, Dolnośląskie, Poland, on Thursday, 19 Nov 10.27 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 1 km depth

19 Nov 09:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
19 Nov 09:35: Epicenter location corrected by 3 km (1.9 mi) towards NE.
19 Nov 10:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km (from 6.2 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.6 mi) towards SSW.
Update Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 09:30
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 80 km northwest of Wrocław, Poland
4.3 quake Poland 19 Nov 10.27 am (GMT +1)
4.3 quake Poland 19 Nov 10.27 am (GMT +1)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported only 3 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 10.27 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Grębocice (pop. 1,500) located 2 km from the epicenter, Pęcław (pop. 500) 8 km away, Jerzmanowa (pop. 600) 10 km away, Rudna (pop. 1,600) 10 km away, Polkowice (pop. 21,600) 11 km away, Zielona Góra (pop. 118,400) 61 km away, and Wrocław (pop. 634,900) 80 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Wałbrzych (pop. 127,400) located 90 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 19 Nov 2020 09:27:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 19 Nov 10.27 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.55°N / 16.19°E (Poland)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SE of Grębocice (Polkowice County) (pop: 1,500)
10 km (6 mi) NE of Polkowice (polkowicki) (pop: 21,600)
15 km (9 mi) SE of Głogów (Powiat głogowski) (pop: 68,500)
17 km (10 mi) N of Lubin (pop: 77,500)
38 km (24 mi) N of Legnica (pop: 106,000)
42 km (26 mi) SW of Leszno (pop: 63,600)
77 km (48 mi) NW of Wrocław (pop: 634,900)
108 km (67 mi) SW of Poznań (pop: 570,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 12.6°C (55 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NW
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.01 km- 2 km NE of Grębocice, PolandGFZ
M 4.310 kmPOLANDEMSC
M 4.310 km2 Km NE of Grębocice, PolandUSGS
M 4.05 kmPOLEN, PolandUni Köln

User reports for this quake (14)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Wien (372.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
364.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
254.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Serby (15.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Lubin (3.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
68.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Prague / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 15-20 s
Bytom / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Chorzów / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gliwice / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Katowice / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Lubin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Lubin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 15 km southeast of Głogów, Powiat głogowski, Dolnośląskie, Poland, on Thursday, 19 Nov 10.27 am (GMT +1)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 06 Aug 1983 01:20
    | 5.8 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    37 years ago
    |
    16km / 10mi
    | Poland
  • 31 Dec 1999 20:44
    | 5.4 |
    5km / 3.1mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    12km / 7mi
    | Poland
  • 25 Mar 1989 12:46
    | 5.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    14km / 9mi
    | Poland
  • 30 Dec 2010 08:56
    | 5.0 |
    5km / 3.1mi
    |
    10 years ago
    |
    13km / 8mi
    | Poland
  • 24 Mar 1977 07:32
    | 5.0 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    38km / 24mi
    | Poland
  • 08 Jul 2020 05:19
    | 4.8 |
    3km / 1.9mi
    |
    19 weeks ago
    |
    11km / 7mi
    | Poland
  • 29 Jan 2019 12:53
    | 4.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    1 year 42 weeks ago
    |
    4km / 3mi
    | Poland
  • 15 Sep 2018 16:35
    | 4.6 |
    2km / 1.2mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    2km / 1mi
    | POLAND
  • 26 Dec 2017 11:15
    | 4.6 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    3 years ago
    |
    11km / 7mi
    | Poland
  • 05 Jul 2019 18:41
    | 4.5 |
    2km / 1.2mi
    |
    1 year 20 weeks ago
    |
    9km / 6mi
    | Poland
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