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Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - United Kingdom on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - United Kingdom on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm (GMT +1) Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - United Kingdom on Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 1.4 earthquake at 7 km depth

2 Oct 17:43 UTC: First to report: BGS after 2 hours and 44 minutes.
2 Oct 17:54: Magnitude recalculated from 1.2 to 1.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 7.0 km (from 1.2 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards WNW.
3 Oct 09:33: Magnitude recalculated from 1.3 to 1.4.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 2, 2022 14:58:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Oct 2, 2022 at 3:58 pm (GMT +1)
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude51.789°N / 3.576°W (United Kingdom)
Antipode51.789°S / 176.424°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceBGS (British Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) NNE of Glyn-neath (pop: 5,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NW of Aberdare (pop: 31,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Merthyr Tydfil (pop: 43,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) NNW of Ronda (pop: 59,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (13 mi) NNW of Tonypandy (pop: 62,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NE of Neath (pop: 46,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NW of Cardiff (pop: 447,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
240 km (149 mi) W of London (pop: 7,556,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 106 joules (2.21 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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1.47 kmUnited KingdomBGS


Seismic station: CARRICKBYRNE, CO WEXFORD (IWEX/EI network) | Distance from quake: 228 km / 142 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station CARRICKBYRNE, CO WEXFORD: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 1.4, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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Northam, Devon, England (94.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Very difficult to describe fully as it woke me in the early hours. Unsure of exact time but it was like a vibration felt through the bed. It must have been around 5-10 seconds as woke me and felt for a few seconds awake. I thought I was imagining it but it was noticeable more when it stopped. I thought I’d look up in the morning if there was any nearby activity and it seems there was. | 4 users found this interesting.  

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