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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Bosnia Serb Republic, 45 km southeast of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 9:05 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Bosnia Serb Republic, 45 km southeast of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 9:05 pm (GMT +1) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Bosnia Serb Republic, 45 km southeast of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 9:05 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

2 Dec 22:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Update Fri, 2 Dec 2022, 20:12

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 81 km south of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

5.1 quake 2 Dec 9:05 pm (GMT +1)
5.1 quake 2 Dec 9:05 pm (GMT +1)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Federation of B&H, Bosnia & Herzegovina, was reported only 7 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, at 9:05 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Nevesinje (pop. 7,300) located 16 km from the epicenter, Stolac (pop. 7,700) 20 km away, Bileća (pop. 13,300) 34 km away, and Mostar (pop. 104,500) 40 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Trebinje (pop. 33,200) located 48 km from the epicenter, Konjic (pop. 16,000) 61 km away, Sarajevo (pop. 696,700) 81 km away, and Podgorica (pop. 236,900) 116 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2022 20:05:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 2, 2022 at 9:05 pm (GMT +1)
Depth16.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.0613°N / 18.2067°E (Bosnia Serb Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Antipode43.061°S / 161.793°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (13 mi) E of Stolac (Hercegovačko-neretvanski kanton, Federation of B&H) (pop: 7,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) SSE of Nevesinje (Srpska) (pop: 7,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) NW of Bileća (Srpska) (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Trebinje (Srpska) (pop: 33,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SE of Mostar (Federation of B&H) (pop: 104,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Konjic (Federation of B&H) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) S of Sarajevo (Federation of B&H) (pop: 696,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (129 mi) SSE of Banja Luka (Srpska) (pop: 221,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.410 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: Northwestern Balkan RegionGFZ
4.55 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAEMSC
4.517 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: NW Balkan RegionRaspberryShake
4.55 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: Nevesinje / Bosnien Und HerzegowinaZAMG
4.35 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: Bosnia And Herzegovina RegionNIEP
4.518 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: Bosnia And Herz. [Land]INGV
4.517 kmBosnia & Herzegovina: 15 Km NE of Ljubinje, Bosnia And HerzegovinaUSGS


Seismic station: Divcibare, Serbia (DIVS/MN network) | Distance from quake: 184 km / 115 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Divcibare, Serbia: 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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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