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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 27 km northwest of Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France, on Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 at 11:49 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 27 km northwest of Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France, on Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 at 11:49 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 27 km northwest of Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France, on Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 at 11:49 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 2 km depth

7 Jul 09:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
7 Jul 10:02: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 3.0. Epicenter location corrected by 391 km (243 mi) towards N.
Update Thu, 7 Jul 2022, 10:06

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France

3.0 quake 7 Jul 11:49 am (GMT +2)
3.0 quake 7 Jul 11:49 am (GMT +2)
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in the morning near Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Thursday, July 7th, 2022, at 11:49 am local time at a very shallow depth of 2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 2.4.
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 Mitzach (pop. 440) located 1 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Saint-Amarin (pop. 2,600) located 3 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Thann (pop. 8,400) located 10 km from the epicenter, Wittenheim (pop. 15,700) 25 km away, Belfort (pop. 54,600) 27 km away, Mulhouse (pop. 111,400) 27 km away, and Illzach (pop. 15,500) 28 km away. In Colmar (pop. 65,400, 36 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 7, 2022 09:49:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jul 7, 2022 at 11:49 am (GMT +2)
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.86°N / 7°E (Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France)
Antipode47.86°S / 173°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) S of Mitzach (pop: 441) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) WNW of Wittenheim (Haut-Rhin) (pop: 15,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Belfort (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Mulhouse (pop: 111,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) WNW of Illzach (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SW of Colmar (pop: 65,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) SW of Strasbourg (pop: 274,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
361 km (224 mi) ESE of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 22.4°C (72 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
2.42 kmNorthern ItalyRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Echery - Sainte Marie aux Mines, France (ECH/G network) | Distance from quake: 41 km / 26 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Echery - Sainte Marie aux Mines, France: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (4)

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Portieux, Vosges, Grand Est (72.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Un gros tremblement a eu lieu hier le 7 juillet 2022 vers 9h50AM à Vincey 88450 (Vosges), un bruit sourd était accompagné de ce tremblement,avec ma femme nous avons eu l'impression qu'une poutre de la charpente était tombé tellement le bruit était f  
76646 Bruchsal, Germany (184.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I felt very weak low frequency vibration for a few seconds while lying in bed. My wife next room didn't recognize it at all. A few minutes later I felt a second vibration, but shorter and weaker.  
Emmendingen / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Schwindel  
52600 le pailly / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Comme une explosion  

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