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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 10.4 km southwest of Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 10.4 km southwest of Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm (GMT +2) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - 10.4 km southwest of Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, on Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Sep 17:45 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 24, 2022 17:41:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude50.39°N / 7.34°E (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
Antipode50.39°S / 172.66°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoLaacher See (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) NNE of Kruft (pop: 3,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) SW of Andernach (Mayen-Koblenz) (pop: 29,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Neuwied (pop: 66,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) NE of Mayen (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Bendorf (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) WNW of Koblenz (pop: 107,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) NW of Mainz (pop: 185,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
483 km (300 mi) WSW of Berlin (pop: 3,426,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 13.5°C (56 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 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
2.010 kmGERMANYEMSC
2.010 kmGermanyRaspberryShake
2.24 kmGermany: Plaidt (Rheinland-Pfalz, DE)HNLUG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Black Forest Observatory, Schiltach, Germany (IBFO/II network) | Distance from quake: 240 km / 149 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Black Forest Observatory, Schiltach, Germany: 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
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Seismic station: Grafenberg, Germany (GRFO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 288 km / 179 mi | Show on map | Station Info
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Andernach (5.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Low minimal  
Polch (7.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s (reported through our app)

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