Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 3 km north of Polkowice, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 2:15 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 3 km north of Polkowice, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 2:15 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Sep 00:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
13 Sep 00:28: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 3.0.
Update Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 00:33
Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Polkowice, Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, Poland
3.0 quake 13 Sep 2:15 am (GMT +2)
3.0 quake 13 Sep 2:15 am (GMT +2)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in Poland near Polkowice, Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, only 18 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 2:15 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Polkowice (pop. 21,600) located 3 km from the epicenter, Głogow (pop. 68,500) 15 km away, Chocianow (pop. 8,200) 17 km away, and Lubin (pop. 77,500) 17 km away. In Legnica (pop. 106,000, 36 km away), Nowa Sol (pop. 40,400, 39 km away), Bolesławiec (pop. 40,700, 45 km away), and Leszno (pop. 63,600, 50 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Sep 13, 2021 00:15:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Sep 13, 2021 2:15 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.53°N / 16.06°E (Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, Poland)
Antipode: 51.53°S / 163.94°W
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Polkowice (polkowicki) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) S of Głogow (pop: 68,500) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NE of Chocianow (Polkowice County) (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NW of Lubin (pop: 77,500) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) NNW of Legnica (pop: 106,000) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Nowa Sol (Lubusz) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of Bolesławiec (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of Leszno (Greater Poland) (pop: 63,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NW of Breslau (pop: 634,900) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) W of Warszawa (Mazovia) (pop: 1,702,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.4°C (60 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.010 kmPolandGFZ
3.010 km3.0 POLANDEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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santa rosa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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