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Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Baltic Sea, 61 km south of Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Baltic Sea, 61 km south of Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +2) Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Baltic Sea, 61 km south of Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 0 km depth

26 Sep 20:33 UTC: First to report: NORSAR after 3 hours.
Update Tue, 27 Sep 2022, 14:29

Could yesterday evening's quake under the Baltic Sea have to do with the gas leak?

Seismic signal of last evening's small quake in the Baltic Sea
Seismic signal of last evening's small quake in the Baltic Sea
A major gas leak appeared yesterday from 3 separate breaches of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which until the summer had been used to deliver gas from Russia to Central Europe, mainly Germany, before being shut down.
Given the scale of the event and the appearance of several leaks at the same time authorities assume it is the result of sabotage without so far being able to pinpoint further details.
Interestingly, a small quake was detected at about the same time last evening by the Norwegian NORSAR agency. It is unclear whether there is a connection of not, but if a violent hit or detonation at the pipeline is indeed the cause, it might very well have left the seismic signal attached, which is dominated by a short lateral (horizontal) movement.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2022 17:03:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 26, 2022 at 7:03 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.2
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude55.63°N / 15.8°E (Baltic Sea, Sweden)
Antipode55.63°S / 164.2°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNORSAR
Nearby towns and cities61 km (38 mi) SSE of Karlskrona (pop: 36,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) SSE of Ronneby (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SE of Karlshamn (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Sölvesborg (pop: 8,970) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) NE of Rønne (Denmark) (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) E of Simrishamn (pop: 6,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Åhus (pop: 9,840) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
433 km (269 mi) SSW of Stockholm (pop: 1,515,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 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
2.20 kmSweden: BALTIC SEANORSAR

Seismograms

Seismic station: GORKA KLASZTORNA, POLAND (GKP/PL network) | Distance from quake: 278 km / 173 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station GORKA KLASZTORNA, POLAND: 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 (26)

At magnitude 2.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
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Magdeburg (476.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Hagfors (439 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
near Tomelilla, Skåne (118.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Esterwegen, Lower Saxony (604.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (293.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
RaSTATT (913.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
74177 bad friedrichshall (839.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
701.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
vienna (826.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Graz (959.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
800 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Cologne (779.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Karlsruhe (946 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
berlin (369.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
vienna (829.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein (382.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Faßberg, Lower Saxony (481.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Rügen
Leipzig / not felt
Berlin / not felt
säffle,sweden / not felt
Legnica / not felt
bautzen / not felt
Frankfurt / not felt
94447 Plattling / not felt
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