Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 1.6 km northwest of La Wantzenau, Grand Est, France, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 11:10 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 1.6 km northwest of La Wantzenau, Grand Est, France, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 11:10 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

4 Dec 10:15 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
4 Dec 10:17: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 2.0 km (from 1.9 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (0.9 mi) towards W.
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4 Dec 10:43: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.9 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.
Update Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 10:21
Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 2 km southwest of La Wantzenau, France in the morning
3.0 quake 4 Dec 11:10 am (GMT +1)
3.0 quake 4 Dec 11:10 am (GMT +1)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred only 11 minutes ago 2 km southwest of La Wantzenau, France, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 8 km beneath the epicenter near La Wantzenau, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France, in the morning on Friday 4 December 2020 at 11.10 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Seismic Network of the geophysical institute of the university in Strasbourg, France (ReNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 2.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in La Wantzenau (pop. 5,800) located 2 km from the epicenter, and Reichstett (pop. 5,100) 3 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hœnheim (pop. 10,900) located 4 km from the epicenter, Souffelweyersheim (pop. 6,300) 5 km away, Kilstett (pop. 2,000) 5 km away, Hœrdt (pop. 4,300) 5 km away, Schiltigheim (pop. 32,300) 6 km away, Gambsheim (pop. 4,100) 8 km away, and Strasbourg (pop. 274,800) 8 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 10:10:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 4 Dec 2020 11:10 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.67°N / 7.82°E (Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France)
Nearest volcano: Laacher See (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NNW of La Wantzenau (pop: 5,770) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) NE of Hœnheim (pop: 10,900) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NE of Bischheim (Bas-Rhin) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) NE of Schiltigheim (Bas-Rhin) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Kehl (Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) (pop: 34,000) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NNE of Strasbourg (pop: 274,800) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NE of Lingolsheim (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Haguenau (pop: 38,700) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NNE of Illkirch-Graffenstaden (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) E of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 6.7°C (44 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
2.85 kmFRANCE - 8km De SchiltigheimRENASS
2.55 kmLA, FranceUni Köln

User reports for this quake (6)

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8.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short (reported through our app)
9.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Strasbourg / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / very short
Robertsau / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Leutesheim, Germany / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / very short : Slight shake to hear before, vertical bounce  
Rheinau / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : It was cool  
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