Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 6:01 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 6:01 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

16 Oct 04:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
16 Oct 04:08: Epicenter location corrected by 0.7 km (0.4 mi) towards E.
16 Oct 06:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km (from 6.2 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.1 km (4.4 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: Oct 16, 2021 04:01:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 6:01 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.5°N / 16.07°E (Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, Poland)
Antipode: 51.5°S / 163.93°W
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) SSW of Polkowice (polkowicki) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NW of Lubin (pop: 77,500) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of Głogow (pop: 68,500) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNW of Legnica (pop: 106,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SE of Nowa Sol (Lubusz) (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Złotoryja (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NE of Bolesławiec (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Leszno (Greater Poland) (pop: 63,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) WNW of Breslau (pop: 634,900) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) WSW of Warszawa (Mazovia) (pop: 1,702,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 5.2°C (41 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.21 kmPolandGFZ
4.311 km5 Km NW of Rudna, PolandUSGS

User reports for this quake (10)

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Furth im Wald (339.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : Several very week shakings during the night. Than me and my husband woke up at about 6 a.m. from weak shaking.  
Satteldorf, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (489.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt Vibrations from 10 pm on Friday 15.10., slowing down in the Night, stopping after the quake.  
Katowice / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Pfakofen Germany / not felt (reported through our app)
Hochkirch (Deutschland) / not felt (reported through our app)
Mesekenhagen / not felt (reported through our app)
At home in Potsdam; sleeping. / not felt (reported through our app)
At home in Potsdam; I have been sleeping. / not felt (reported through our app)
In the bed / not felt (reported through our app)
lubin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
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