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Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 7.7 km east of Herceg Novi, Herceg - Novi, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, on Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 7.7 km east of Herceg Novi, Herceg - Novi, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, on Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +2) Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 7.7 km east of Herceg Novi, Herceg - Novi, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, on Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 1 km depth

9 Aug 05:10 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 14 minutes.
9 Aug 05:16: Now using data updates from EMSC

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 9, 2022 04:55:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Aug 9, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +2)
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.44°N / 18.63°E (Herceg Novi, Montenegro)
Antipode42.44°S / 161.37°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities0 km (0 mi) S of Baošići (pop: 603) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) W of Tivat (pop: 6,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) E of Herceg Novi (Herceg - Novi) (pop: 19,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) W of Kotor (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Cetinje (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NW of Budva (pop: 18,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SW of Nikšić (Opština Nikšić) (pop: 58,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) W of Podgorica (pop: 236,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts)
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) | 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.
2.31 kmNear Herceg Novi, Herceg Novi, MontenegroEMSC
2.31 kmMontenegro: NW Balkan RegionRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Divcibare, Serbia (DIVS/MN network) | Distance from quake: 215 km / 133 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Divcibare, Serbia: 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

At magnitude 2.3, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
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Lustica bay (6.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tivat (4.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Radovici (5.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Tivat (5.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : One single jolt. One second.  
herceg novi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s

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