Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - Gafsa, Tunisia, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:41 am (GMT +1) -
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Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Jan 08:28 UTC: First to report: INM after 8 hours.
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:41 am (GMT +1)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.21°N / 8.56°E (Mdhila, Gafsa, Tunisia)
Antipode: 34.21°S / 171.44°W
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SE of Metlaoui (pop: 41,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of Gafsa (pop: 81,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Degache (Tawzar) (pop: 8,130) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Ar Rudayyif (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of As Sanad (pop: 7,860) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ENE of Nefta (Tawzar) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SE of Bir el Ater (Tébessa, Algeria) (pop: 68,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNW of Jemna (Qibilī) (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Douz (Qibilī) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSW of Tunis (pop: 693,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INM (Institut National de la Météorologie)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|2.6||10 km||Tunisia: Ouest Mdhilla||INM|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.6, 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.