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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Near Bremen, Bremen, Germany, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:22 am (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Near Bremen, Bremen, Germany, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:22 am (GMT +2) Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Near Bremen, Bremen, Germany, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:22 am (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 40 km depth

13 Sep 01:30 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 8 minutes.
13 Sep 02:34: Now using data updates from EMSC
Update Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 01:47

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 20 minutes ago near Bremen, Bremen, Germany

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Bremen, Bremen, Germany on 13 Sep 2021 (GMT) at approximately 01:24.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 13, 2021 01:22:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:22 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude53.09°N / 9.13°E (Germany)
Antipode53.09°S / 170.87°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt151 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) SSW of Ottersberg (pop: 12,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) ENE of Oyten (pop: 15,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) NE of Achim (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) ESE of Lilienthal (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) NNW of Verden (pop: 26,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (13 mi) E of Bremen (pop: 546,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Stuhr (pop: 32,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SE of Osterholz-Scharmbeck (pop: 31,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) E of Delmenhorst (pop: 75,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) WNW 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.940 kmNear Bremen, Bremen, GermanyEMSC
2.95.3 km0 Km WNW of Ottersberg, GermanyUSGS
2.95 kmGermany: Soltau / DeutschlandZAMG
2.95 kmGermanyGFZ
2.95 kmGermany: BREMENUni Köln

Seismograms

Seismic station: Grafenberg, Germany (GRFO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 405 km / 252 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Grafenberg, Germany: 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (162)

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Langwedel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Während der Nachtschicht spürte ich ein starkes vibrieren in der Halle und ein dumpfes grummeln welches sich durch den ganzen körper zog | 10 users found this interesting.  
  • Hab ich auch so vernommen. Das Haus hat vibriert und ich wurde wach gerüttelt
  • So ging es mir auch allerdings im Bett dachte das Haus bricht zusammen
Langwedel Etelsen / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Kurzes dumpfes Grollen,darauffolgend ein Schlag,das Haus hat sich spürbar bewegt. Auf dem Sofa liegend hat sich mein Körper deutlich bewegt. 1.OG. | 9 users found this interesting.  
  • Genauso war es hier in Daverden auch. Erst ein Grollen von ca. 2 Sekunden, da wusste ich sofort was kommt, man hat so seine Erfahrungen gesammelt. Dann ein horizontaler Schlag aus Richtung Erdgasfeld und nochmals 2 Sekunden "ausschwingen".
  • Genau das, gleiches Dorf, nur waren das mehr als 2 Sekunden, eher 5.
Langwedel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It was like an Explosion | 9 users found this interesting.  
  • "Beben dieser Stärke (2.9) können von Menschen nur unter günstigen Umständen (nahe am Epizentrum) und unter ruhigen Umweltbedingungen, z.B. am Boden sitzend, wahrgenommen werden." So hat sich das nicht angefühlt. In der Umgebung kennen wir kleinere Beben, das hier hat mich komplett aus dem Konzept gebracht und bin nach wie vor angespannt. Vor allem der Druckwellen-artige Knall danach und die eindeutig merkliche Bewegung des Hauses war alles andere als angenehm oder "bekannt"
Achim, Lower Saxony (11.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : I was Sitting on a sofa. There was one intense bump, a Wardrobe did a loud crack noise. After that bump, the house started shivering very lightly. I felt that shaking while i | 5 users found this interesting.  
i'm in bed in the bedroom (13.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Angst. Es war zunächst ein lauter Knall zu hören und dann wie eine Welle die durch das Haus ging. Das Haus wurde zur Seite gedrückt. Mein Hund sprang auf und lief unter das Bett. | 7 users found this interesting.  
27299 Langwedel / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Ekelhaftes Gefühl | 7 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Also eine 2,9 war das niemals so heftig wie das gebebt hat , ganz komisches Gefühl das ganze Haus hat gewackelt , sachen sind aus Regalen gefallen | 6 users found this interesting.  
  • Sehe ich auch so. Hab das bei meiner Meldung noch ergänzt, 2.9 war das nicht. Es war nicht leicht spürbar.
Cluvenhagen / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Wie eine Welle, am Ende wie ein knall | 6 users found this interesting.  
Achim (10.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I felt a vibration and heated some wood cracking | 6 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (12.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Thought at First an explosion was nearby. Like the house was hit side-on by a pressure Wave. Waked me up. Big warderobe bumped into Wall and its interior Rattle. | 3 users found this interesting.  
27308 holtum / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Ganze oberste Etage hat vibriert unangenehm | 5 users found this interesting.  
27299 Langwedel, Lower Saxonie, Germany (12.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Was in Light sleep. Loud bang from outside came inside. My bed, all furniture the doorglass...all vibrated and shaked. For a few seconds. My Partner was awake from it too. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel (12.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt Like 4.6 | 5 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (12.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Das komplette Haus hat sich bewegt. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (12.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Ich wurde von dem Erdstoß aus der Tiefschlafphase aus dem Traum geweckt. Schlafe im 1.OG. War ein deutlich spürbares seitliches Schütteln. Das Haus war davon laut. Herz raste. Habe es als schlimm empfunden | 2 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (11 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I was in bed asleep and woke of a horizontalh it and shaking and heard a grumbling like a base drum hit several times (approx. 5 times) | 2 users found this interesting.  
Etelsen (9.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Es gab mehrere Stöße in sehr kurzer Abfolge,ein grosser Schrank hat gewackelt | 4 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Lay in bed woke up for a great explosion noise like a bomb and the whole house and my bed was shaking for naybe 5 seconds | 4 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (12.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : I was woken up while in bed (upstairs). I feelt unusual vibration/shaking going threw my body. The most part was light vibration/shaking, but at the end it seemed to be more intense. | One user found this interesting.  
Eitze (22.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Ein Grollen und als wenn etwas von der Wand stürzt. Dann ein lautes Knacken des Hauses. | 3 users found this interesting.  
  • Ja, bei uns in Luttum auch. Als ob sich das Haus versetzt hat. erschreckend
  • In Luttum genau so. War deutlich spürbar
Langwedel (12.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Ich bin davon wach geworden. Das hat schon ordentlich gewackelt. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Völkersen / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / very short : Ich war kurz zuvor auf Toilette, war danach kurz vorm Einschlafen als es rummste.Konnte dann nicht mehr einschlafen. | 3 users found this interesting.  
27299 Langwedel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 2-5 s : Aufgewacht durch das Schütteln bzw Vibration | 3 users found this interesting.  
Schülingen /langwedel (13.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : Extremes hin und her wackeln vom Schrank und Bett vorher ein lauter knall | 3 users found this interesting.  
Verden / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : 13.09.21, 3:23 Uhr Rütteln Tisch + Geschirr, seitlicher Rumps am Haus | 3 users found this interesting.  
27283 Verden / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Long vibration after shaking | 3 users found this interesting.  
34454 bad arolsen / not felt : Aber ich bin aufgewacht... keine Ahnung ob davon. Das wird sich an denen zeigen, die noch wach waren. Bin gespannt | 3 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel near Bremen, in my bed / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : First | 3 users found this interesting.  
27299 (12.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Light shaking | 3 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (14.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Light Shake | 2 users found this interesting.  
Langwedel, Lower Saxony (10.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Es waren zwei. 3:23 Uhr. Zweiter war stärker. Holzbalken vom Dach Knarren, Gläser in der Vitrine wackelten..  
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