Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Powiat raciborski, 12 km west of Rybnik, Silesia, Poland, on Wednesday, 5 May 2021 9:44 am (GMT +2) -
Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 8 km depth
5 May 07:47 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
5 May 08:14: Now using data updates from EMSC
5 May 12:34: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 8.0 km (from 6.2 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3.1 mi) towards NNE.
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 08:18Small 3.2 quake hits near Rybnik, Silesia, Poland
3.2 quake 5 May 9:44 am (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred 34 minutes ago 16 km southwest of Rybnik, Poland, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Rybnik, Silesia, Poland, in the morning on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 9:44 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Syrynia (pop. 3,100) located 1 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Rydultowy (pop. 21,900) located 6 km from the epicenter, Wodzisław Śląski (pop. 49,500) 9 km away, Radlin (pop. 17,500) 9 km away, Raciborz (pop. 58,500) 12 km away, Rybnik (pop. 142,500) 16 km away, Jastrzębie Zdroj (pop. 95,800) 18 km away, and Ostrava (pop. 313,100) 22 km away. In Katowice (pop. 317,300, 55 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 5 May 2021 07:44:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 9:44 am (GMT +2)
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.07°N / 18.38°E
Nearby towns and cities:2 km (1 mi) SW of Czernica
(pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!3 km (2 mi) WNW of Rydultowy (Wodzisław County)
(pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!7 km (4 mi) WNW of Radlin (Wodzisław County)
(pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!10 km (6 mi) NW of Wodzisław Śląski
(pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!12 km (7 mi) E of Raciborz
(pop: 58,500) --> See nearby quakes!12 km (7 mi) WSW of Rybnik
(pop: 142,500) --> See nearby quakes!19 km (12 mi) NW of Jastrzębie Zdroj
(pop: 95,800) --> See nearby quakes!27 km (17 mi) NNE of Ostrava (Moravskoslezský, Czechia)
(pop: 313,100) --> See nearby quakes!51 km (31 mi) WSW of Katowice
(pop: 317,300) --> See nearby quakes!302 km (188 mi) SW of Warsaw (Mazovia)
(pop: 1,702,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC
(European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109
joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Pyskowice, Powiat gliwicki, Silesia (49.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map]
/ not felt (reported through our app)
Wodzisław Śląski, Silesia (8.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Light quake, swinging chandelier
Radlin, Wodzisław County, Silesia (7.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Wodzisław Śląski (9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Wodzisław Śląski / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
sumina / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Radlin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
rybnik (9.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
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