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Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Pernik, 29 km southwest of Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 3:42 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Pernik, 29 km southwest of Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 3:42 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Pernik, 29 km southwest of Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 3:42 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

16 Jan 01:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
16 Jan 01:48: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 2.0 km (from 0.6 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards NW.
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16 Jan 08:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 2.0 km (from 0 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards E.
Date & time: Jan 16, 2022 01:42:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 3:42 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.6°N / 23°E (Pernik, Bulgaria)
Antipode: 42.6°S / 157°W
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) WSW of Sofia (Sofia-Capital) (pop: 1,152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds -4.1°C (25 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.12 kmBULGARIAEMSC
2.910 kmBulgariaRaspberryShake
3.410 kmSerbia-Bulgaria-Macedonia Border RegionNIEP

User reports for this quake (61)

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Pernik (9.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : I was doing my homework at home and I felt the earthquake like the house was vibrating and my dog waked up and was scared. | One user found this interesting.  
Pernik (1.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : A deep noise and vibration. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Sofia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Noise before and during the earthquake | 2 users found this interesting.  
Sofia (27.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Sofia (28.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / very short : 3 times  
Pernik Bulgaria (4.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : fear  
Pernik (9.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short
Pernik (2.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Batanovtsi, Pernik, Pernik (4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Pernik (9.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Golemo buchino (11.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Pernik (7.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Pernik (6.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Pernik (9.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Sofia (19.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Small shake 1 sek  
Batanovtsi, Pernik, Pernik (2.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Перник (2.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bulgaria (34 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Pernik (2.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Lagera sofiA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My bed shook at 4.45am in sofia  
Sofia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Vladaia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : The wardrobes shook and woke me up  
Pernik / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Sofia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : A bump  
Krasnodar 12, pernik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Malo Buchino / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed just jump and wake me up!  
Перник / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Weak shaking (reported through our app)  
sofia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
Kladnitsa / not felt
Malo Buchino / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed just jump and wake me up!  
Pernik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Like a shock wave passing through  
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