Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Gafsa, 297 km south of Tunis, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 12:55 am (GMT +1) -
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Jan 07:42 UTC: First to report: INM after 8 hours.
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 12:55 am (GMT +1)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.33°N / 8.98°E (EL Guetar, Gafsa, Tunisia)
Antipode: 34.33°S / 171.02°W
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Gafsa (pop: 81,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of As Sanad (pop: 7,860) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) E of Metlaoui (pop: 41,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) E of Ar Rudayyif (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Hamma (Qābis) (pop: 62,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Tozeur (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSW of Sidi Bouzid (Sīdī Bū Zayd) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of kasurinu (Al Qaşrayn) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) N of Douz (Qibilī) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) SSW of Tunis (pop: 693,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INM (Institut National de la Météorologie)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|2.9||10 km||Tunisia: Est Guetar||INM|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.