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Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - Germany: Near Basel on Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 9:48 am (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - Germany: Near Basel on Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 9:48 am (GMT +1) Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - Germany: Near Basel on Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 9:48 am (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 1.2 earthquake at 19 km depth

29 Dec 09:42 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 54 minutes.
29 Dec 10:07: Magnitude recalculated from 1.1 to 1.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 19.1 km (from 0 to 11.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 29, 2021 08:48:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 9:48 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.2
Depth19.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.77827°N / 7.68906°E (Germany)
Antipode47.778°S / 172.311°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SSE of Badenweiler (pop: 3,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (3 mi) SE of Muellheim (Freiburg) (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Neuenburg am Rhein (Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald) (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) NW of Schopfheim (Freiburg Region) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) N of Lörrach (pop: 47,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Weil am Rhein (Freiburg) (pop: 29,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) NNW of Rheinfelden (pop: 32,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Basel (Switzerland) (pop: 164,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Freiburg (pop: 216,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
667 km (414 mi) SW of Berlin (pop: 3,426,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 4°C (39 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 106 joules (1.11 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.219 kmGermany: Near BaselRENASS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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