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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Saxony, 16 km northeast of Selb, Upper Franconia, Bayern, Germany, on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 20:55 GMT

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Saxony, 16 km northeast of Selb, Upper Franconia, Bayern, Germany, on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 20:55 GMT Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Saxony, 16 km northeast of Selb, Upper Franconia, Bayern, Germany, on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 20:55 GMT

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 19, 2020 20:55:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude50.241°N / 12.332°E (Saxony, Germany)
Antipode50.241°S / 167.668°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceLMU
Nearest volcanoCheb Basin volcanic area (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) NNE of Bad Brambach (Sachsen) (pop: 2,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) S of Markneukirchen (Sachsen) (pop: 7,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Selb (Bayern) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) N of Cheb (Karlsbader Region, Czechia) (pop: 33,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) WNW of Sokolov (Karlovarský kraj, Czechia) (pop: 24,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) S of Auerbach (Sachsen) (pop: 21,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) ESE of Hof (Bavaria) (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Plauen (Sachsen) (pop: 66,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) SW of Dresden (Sachsen) (pop: 486,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
265 km (165 mi) SSW of Berlin (pop: 3,426,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
2.910 kmBayern Or Nearby, CzechiaLMU
2.710.1 kmLUBY, CzechiaUni Köln


Seismic station: Graefenberg Array Station Haidhof (GRA1/GR network) | Distance from quake: 100 km / 62 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Graefenberg Array Station Haidhof: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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