3 spots left on Iceland Geo Tour 16-30 July 2022

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)
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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
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.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.