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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 7.7 km northwest of Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 7.7 km northwest of Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 7.7 km northwest of Lubin, Lower Silesia, Poland, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 May 15:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
3 May 15:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.0. Epicenter location corrected by 5.3 km (3.3 mi) towards SW.
3 May 15:57: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 3 May 2022, 15:30
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Lubin, Lubin County, Lower Silesia, Poland
4.2 quake 3 May 5:24 pm (GMT +2)
4.2 quake 3 May 5:24 pm (GMT +2)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Poland near Lubin, Lubin County, Lower Silesia, only 6 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at 5:24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Polkowice (pop. 21,600) located 5 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Lubin (pop. 77,500) located 14 km from the epicenter, Glogow (pop. 68,500) 16 km away, and Legnica (pop. 106,000) 35 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nowa Sol (pop. 40,400) located 43 km from the epicenter, Goldberg (pop. 16,600) 46 km away, Leszno (pop. 63,600) 47 km away, Bolesławiec (pop. 40,700) 49 km away, and Breslau (pop. 634,900) 78 km away.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 3, 2022 15:24:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 3, 2022 at 5:24 pm (GMT +2)
Depth9.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude51.4458°N / 16.1174°E (Lubin County, Lower Silesia, Poland)
Antipode51.446°S / 163.883°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SSE of Polkowice (polkowicki) (pop: 21,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) NW of Lubin (pop: 77,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) S of Glogow (pop: 68,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) N of Legnica (pop: 106,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Goldberg (Złotoryja County, Woiwodschaft Niederschlesien) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Bolesławiec (pop: 40,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) N of Jawor (pop: 23,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) NNE of Jelenia Gora (Woiwodschaft Niederschlesien) (pop: 87,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) WNW of Breslau (pop: 634,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
347 km (216 mi) WSW of Warszawa (Mazovia) (pop: 1,702,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 17.3°C (63 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.29.5 km7 Km SSE of Polkowice, PolandUSGS
4.29.5 kmPolandRaspberryShake
3.95 kmPolandGFZ

User reports for this quake (11)

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Adama Mickiewicza 66, Lubin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : it was scary | 6 users found this interesting.  
Oleśnica (91.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s : Drżały szafki oraz myślałem że zaraz telewizor mi upadnie w bloku mieszkam i głośny huk z ulicy był jak pod czas wypadku | 3 users found this interesting.  
Lubin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Przez kilka sekund bujał się blok 4 piętra | 3 users found this interesting.  
Koszalin / not felt : Podziękowania dla KGHM. Dziwię się że wogole Polkowice jeszcze swobodnie stoją i się nie zapadly  
Jelenia Góra (66.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
02692 Großpostwitz (122 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Lidzbark Warmiński / not felt (reported through our app)
Berlin / not felt (reported through our app)
Linz / not felt (reported through our app)
Potsdam / not felt (reported through our app)
lubin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
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