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Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 5.3 km north of Monthey, Valais, Switzerland, Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm (GMT +1) -

Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 5.3 km north of Monthey, Valais, Switzerland, Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm (GMT +1) Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 5.3 km north of Monthey, Valais, Switzerland, Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm (GMT +1)
28 Jan 14:07 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 28, 2022 14:00:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Jan 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 3.6?
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.30113°N / 6.93762°E (Monthey, Valais, Switzerland)
Antipode: 46.301°S / 173.062°W
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Aigle (Vaud) (pop: 7,720) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) NNW of Monthey (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) S of Montreux (Vaud) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Vevey (Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, Vaud) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) SE of Pully (Lavaux-Oron, Vaud) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WNW of Sion (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SE of Lausanne (Vaud) (pop: 139,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SE of Renens (Ouest lausannois, Vaud) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) W of Sierre (Wallis) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Berna (Canton de Berne) (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 6.6°C (44 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
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Villars-sur-Ollon (9.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Double Massive Explosion! Windows Shock! | 7 users found this interesting.  
Saint Gingolph / not felt : I heard a loud boom followed by a wave of energy hitting the house and rattling all the windows. The ducks and birds were calm and didn’t fly away, they kept of swimming on the lake. My dogs also were not disturbed by it. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Chemin de la Chapelle 17, 1070 Puidoux assis à ta (24.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : La maison à légèrement tremblé accompagné par un bruit (boum) nous avons la même sensation quand la neige tombe du toit. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Clarens (16 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Bruit d'explosion | 3 users found this interesting.  
route des plans 59, 1880 bex (10.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I was inside and heard noise and shaking in my house as if it was coming from the roof (I live in a wooden chalet) | One user found this interesting.  
La Tour de Peilz / not felt / very short : Big bang only, no shake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Montreux / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt like an explosion. Or sonic boom. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Ollon / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt like an explosion and the house and window shook. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Neuvecelle (27.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nous l’avons entendu. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Evian les bains / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Gros bruit de déflagration et légère secousse | 2 users found this interesting.  
La Tour-de-Peilz / not felt : Heard a loud bang | 2 users found this interesting.  
Clarens / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : In school, tables slightly moved, projector slightly moved and loud bang | 2 users found this interesting.  
Vernayaz (19.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : We heard window noises and floor shaking for like 2 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
1890 St-Maurice (12.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Big sound | One user found this interesting.  
Puidoux (25 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was in bed and my bed vibrated and the house made a crackling noise. The cats woke up | One user found this interesting.  
Villars-sur-Ollon / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Didn't really feel vibrations but loud noise, twice in quick succession, and windows shook. It felt more like a sound shock wave than an earthquake.  
Lugrin 74500 / not felt : I just heard a big noisy | One user found this interesting.  
Clarens / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : In school, tables slightly moved, projector slightly moved and loud bang | One user found this interesting.  
Chesières, Switzerland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Not shaking, more a massive boom with windows briefly shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Chesières (20.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
La Tour-de-Peilz, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District, Vaud (17.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Collombey, Monthey, Valais (2.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Comme une explosion, dégats sur ma maison  
Roche VD (6.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short
1890 St-Maurice (12.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Big sound  
Bex (9.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Neuvecelle France (26 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
FRANCE (27.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Neuvecelle France (26 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Villars-sur-Ollon / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Bernex france / not felt : Forte explosion  
monthey, hotel de ville / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
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