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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - Občina Žužemberk, 36 km southeast of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 1:45 am (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - Občina Žužemberk, 36 km southeast of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 1:45 am (GMT +2) Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - Občina Žužemberk, 36 km southeast of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 1:45 am (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 14 km depth

16 Aug 23:50 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
16 Aug 23:54: Now using data updates from EMSC
16 Aug 23:57: Magnitude recalculated from 2.4 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 5.0 km (from 8.7 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.8 mi) towards NW.
17 Aug 08:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 14.0 km (from 3.1 to 8.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.8 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 16, 2022 23:45:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 1:45 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.6
Depth14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude45.84°N / 14.85°E (Občina Žužemberk, Slovenia)
Antipode45.84°S / 165.15°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) SW of Drašča Vas (Žužemberk) (pop: 92) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) W of Žužemberk (pop: 1,050) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Ivančna Gorica (pop: 1,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) E of Videm (Dobrepolje) (pop: 577) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NE of Ribnica (pop: 3,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Trebnje (pop: 3,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) E of Velike Lašče (pop: 729) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Straža (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Dolenjske Toplice (pop: 797) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Sodražica (pop: 832) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) SE of Grosuplje (pop: 7,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SW of Mirna (pop: 1,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) N of Kočevje (pop: 8,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) S of Šmartno pri Litiji (pop: 1,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (15 mi) NE of Hrib-Loški Potok (pop: 373) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) S of Litija (pop: 6,470) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Šentrupert (pop: 329) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Mokronog (Mokronog-Trebelno) (pop: 637) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) W of Novo Mesto (pop: 23,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SE of Škofljica (pop: 2,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) ESE of Ig (pop: 2,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SE of Ljubljana (Mestna Občina Ljubljana) (pop: 272,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 17.6°C (64 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.614 kmSLOVENIAEMSC
2.910 kmSlovenia (SLOVENIA)INGV
2.614 kmSlovenia: NW Balkan RegionRaspberryShake
2.614 kmSlovenia: Visnja Gora / SlowenienZAMG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Arzberg, Steiermark, Austria (ARSA/OE network) | Distance from quake: 165 km / 103 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Arzberg, Steiermark, Austria: 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 (1)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Žužemberk (6.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up from sleep. Doors creaked, it was a loud noise amd whole house shook  

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