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Minor mag. 1.1 earthquake - 22 km east of Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 10:16 am (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 1.1 earthquake - 22 km east of Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 10:16 am (GMT +2) Minor mag. 1.1 earthquake - 22 km east of Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 10:16 am (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 1.1 earthquake at 8 km depth

26 Sep 08:17 UTC: First to report: SED after 1 minute.
26 Sep 14:47: Magnitude recalculated from 1.6 to 1.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.5 to 8.1 km (from 5.9 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2022 08:16:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 26, 2022 at 10:16 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.1
Depth8.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude46.22°N / 7.8°E (Visp District, Valais, Switzerland)
Antipode46.22°S / 172.2°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceSED (Swiss Seismological Service)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) WNW of Embd (pop: 349) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) S of Raron (pop: 1,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NW of Saas-Fee (Wallis) (pop: 1,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) SW of Naters (Wallis) (pop: 7,550) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) ESE of Sierre (Wallis) (pop: 15,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SE of Leukerbad (Leuk, Wallis) (pop: 1,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) N of Zermatt (Wallis) (pop: 6,630) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Berna (Canton de Berne) (pop: 121,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 1.5°C (35 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 106 joules (0.783 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
1.18.1 kmSwitzerland: Graechen VSSED
1.18 kmSWITZERLANDEMSC
1.18 kmSwitzerlandRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Fiescheralp, VS (FIESA/CH network) | Distance from quake: 34 km / 21 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Fiescheralp, 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

At magnitude 1.1, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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