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Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 8.1 km southeast of Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 8.1 km southeast of Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT +2) Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 8.1 km southeast of Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 2 km depth

13 Aug 02:34 UTC: First to report: SED after 2 minutes.
13 Aug 03:08: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.4.
13 Aug 03:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.5 to 2.3 km (from 1.6 to 1.4 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 13, 2022 02:32:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 4:32 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.4
Depth2.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude46.26°N / 7.63°E (Sierre District, Valais, Switzerland)
Antipode46.26°S / 172.37°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceSED (Swiss Seismological Service)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) ENE of Chandolin (pop: 79) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) ESE of Sierre (Wallis) (pop: 15,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) S of Leukerbad (Leuk, Wallis) (pop: 1,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NW of St. Niklaus VS (Wallis) (pop: 2,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Evolene (pop: 1,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) W of Visp (pop: 6,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) E of Sion (pop: 28,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) S of Berna (Canton de Berne) (pop: 121,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 6.8°C (44 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.42.3 kmSwitzerland: Sierre VSSED
2.42 kmSWITZERLANDEMSC
2.52 kmSwitzerlandRaspberryShake
1.96 kmSwitzerland: Confine Italia-Svizzera (SVIZZERA)INGV
2.52 kmSwitzerland: Sierre / SchweizZAMG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Lac de Senin, Sanetsch, VS (SENIN/CH network) | Distance from quake: 28 km / 17 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Lac de Senin, Sanetsch, VS: 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 (2)

At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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FRANG Y 74270 FRANCE / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s : J'ÉTAIS AU LIT ET ÇA A FAIT COMME UN COUP DE PIED DANS LE LIT. ÇA M'A FAIT M'ASSEOIR DE SURPRISE. J'HABITE AU 4ÈME ÉTAGE ET IL Y A EU COMME UN COUP SONORE GRAVE DANS LES MURS.  
Granges (12.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Coucher dans le lit bruit sourd  

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