Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - 12 km north of Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Wednesday, 5 May 2021 7:34 pm (GMT +2) -
Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 2 km depth
5 May 17:37 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
5 May 18:05: Now using data updates from EMSC
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 18:09Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland
3.3 quake 5 May 7:34 pm (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred early evening on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 7:34 pm local time near Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Rudna (pop. 1,600) located 4 km from the epicenter, Polkowice (pop. 21,600) 9 km away, and Lubin (pop. 77,500) 12 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Głogow (pop. 68,500) located 19 km from the epicenter, Gora (pop. 12,700) 29 km away, and Legnica (pop. 106,000) 33 km away. In Leszno (pop. 63,600, 45 km away), Nowa Sol (pop. 40,400, 47 km away), and Breslavia (pop. 634,900, 74 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 5 May 2021 17:34:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 7:34 pm (GMT +2)
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.51°N / 16.2°E
, Lower Silesia
Nearby towns and cities:4 km (3 mi) W of Rudna
(pop: 1,620) --> See nearby quakes!9 km (5 mi) E of Polkowice (polkowicki)
(pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!12 km (8 mi) N of Lubin
(pop: 77,500) --> See nearby quakes!19 km (12 mi) SSE of Głogow
(pop: 68,500) --> See nearby quakes!29 km (18 mi) SW of Gora (górowski)
(pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!33 km (21 mi) N of Legnica
(pop: 106,000) --> See nearby quakes!45 km (28 mi) SW of Leszno (Greater Poland)
(pop: 63,600) --> See nearby quakes!47 km (29 mi) SE of Nowa Sol (Lubusz)
(pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!74 km (46 mi) NW of Wroclaw
(pop: 634,900) --> See nearby quakes!340 km (211 mi) WSW of Warsaw (Mazovia)
(pop: 1,702,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC
(European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109
joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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User reports for this quake (2)
Polkowice, Lower Silesia (11.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Szklary Górne (10.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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