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Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - Germany: Westerburg (Rheinland-Pfalz, DE), on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 11:33 am (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - Germany: Westerburg (Rheinland-Pfalz, DE), on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 11:33 am (GMT +1) Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - Germany: Westerburg (Rheinland-Pfalz, DE), on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 11:33 am (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 1.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

8 Dec 10:45 UTC: First to report: HNLUG after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 8, 2022 10:33:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 11:33 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.5
Depth6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude50.6°N / 7.98°E (Germany)
Antipode50.6°S / 172.02°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceHNLUG (Hessisches Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie)
Nearest volcanoLaacher See (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) W of Pottum (pop: 1,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) NW of Waldbrunn (pop: 6,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) ESE of Hachenburg (pop: 5,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Burbach (pop: 14,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SW of Haiger (pop: 20,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Herborn (pop: 21,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) NNW of Limburg an der Lahn (Gießen) (pop: 33,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
432 km (268 mi) WSW of Berlin (pop: 3,426,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeMist 0.9°C (34 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 107 joules (3.12 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.56 kmGermany: Westerburg (Rheinland-Pfalz, DE)HNLUG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Grafenberg, Germany (GRFO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 252 km / 157 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Grafenberg, 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. 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

At magnitude 1.5, 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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Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
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31 years ago
5.9

18 km
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Mar 14, 1951 09:46
72 years ago
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15 km
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5.4

1 km
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Feb 22, 1953 20:16
70 years ago
5.4

10 km
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Jun 23, 1975 13:17
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5.3

33 km
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Jun 28, 1982 09:57
41 years ago
5.2

10 km
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Jun 23, 1983 09:31
40 years ago
4.6

10 km
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Mar 29, 1978 21:51
45 years ago
4.4

10 km
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Jan 20, 2000 03:03
23 years ago
4.3

10 km
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Nov 29, 1997 20:06
25 years ago
4.3

10 km
41km / 26mi19 km N of Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 24, 1985 06:08
37 years ago
4.3

28 km
36km / 23mi26 km E of Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Sep 28, 1981 22:08
41 years ago
4.3

10 km
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May 22, 2004 05:19
19 years ago
4.2

10 km
48km / 30mi8 km W of Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
May 17, 2014 16:46
9 years ago
4.1

10 km
89km / 55mi5.2 km N of Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jul 24, 2009 02:58
14 years ago
4.1

5 km
145km / 90mi6.1 km E of Issum, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyMore
Mar 17, 2002 14:46
21 years ago
4.0

10 km
124km / 77mi1.9 km SE of Stolberg, Rheinland, GermanyMore
Jul 26, 2000 12:19
23 years ago
4.0

10 km
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Sep 11, 1999 01:12
23 years ago
4.0

2 km
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Feb 14, 2011 12:43
12 years ago
3.9

12 km
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Nov 29, 1997 10:54
25 years ago
3.9

10 km
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32 years ago
3.8

28 km
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33 years ago
3.8

24 km
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Mar 7, 1977 08:18
46 years ago
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33 km
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20 years ago
3.7

10 km
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Sep 21, 1981 21:32
41 years ago
3.7

10 km
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Feb 17, 2008 11:07
15 years ago
3.6

1 km
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Jul 30, 1997 21:24
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3.6

10 km
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26 years ago
3.6

10 km
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Aug 3, 1992 20:02
31 years ago
3.6

10 km
103km / 64mi5.5 km SW of Unna, Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyMore
Nov 4, 1979 02:24
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
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8 years ago
3.5

5 km
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Nov 10, 2005 05:43
17 years ago
3.5

10 km
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Jan 24, 2001 22:58
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3.5

10 km
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May 29, 1996 16:54
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3.5

10 km
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May 29, 1990 06:14
33 years ago
3.5

32 km
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Nov 18, 1983 22:18
39 years ago
3.5

23 km
56km / 35miRheinland-Pfalz, 26 km S of Bonn, GermanyMore
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45 years ago
3.5

27 km
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15 km
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Dec 23, 2010 01:35
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3.4

9 km
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Jun 29, 2010 00:42
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3.4

10 km
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5 km
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10 km
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13 km
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Nov 10, 1998 09:17
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3.4

10 km
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Nov 7, 1998 16:16
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3.4

10 km
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3.4

22 km
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10 km
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10 km
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3.4

10 km
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3.4

26 km
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12 km
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3.3

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3.3

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Sep 22, 2006 11:48
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10 km
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3.3

10 km
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10 km
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3.3

10 km
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3.3

10 km
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3.3

33 km
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10 km
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Jun 8, 2014 14:15
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10 km
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10 km
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Aug 20, 2004 23:35
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3.2

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3.2

10 km
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Jul 3, 2003 02:04
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3.2

10 km
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3.2

10 km
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Sep 18, 1998 00:00
24 years ago
3.2

10 km
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Jul 8, 1995 11:53
28 years ago
3.2

10 km
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May 17, 1994 07:48
29 years ago
3.2

10 km
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May 6, 1991 00:30
32 years ago
3.2

10 km
110km / 68mi21 km E of Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 12, 1986 01:59
37 years ago
3.2

24 km
74km / 46mi20 km NW of Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Mar 22, 1983 07:24
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
58km / 36mi20 km W of Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Nov 18, 2006 08:26
16 years ago
3.1

10 km
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Mar 7, 2006 21:26
17 years ago
3.1

5 km
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Dec 29, 2000 16:01
22 years ago
3.1

1 km
130km / 81mi5 km NW of Oberhausen, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyMore
Jun 28, 2000 17:19
23 years ago
3.1

5 km
102km / 64mi7 km SE of Düsseldorf, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyMore
Mar 21, 2020 09:34
3 years ago
3.0

10 km
85km / 53mi1.2 km SE of Hümmel, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Mar 15, 2015 03:08
8 years ago
3.0

10 km
105km / 65mi0.4 km W of Alsbach-Hähnlein, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Sep 11, 2014 08:00
8 years ago
3.0

2 km
82km / 51mi5.5 km W of Schwalmtal, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, GermanyMore
Apr 18, 2013 03:37
10 years ago
3.0

12 km
48km / 30mi2.6 km E of Ochtendung, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Oct 1, 2006 00:00
16 years ago
2.9

4 km
54km / 34mi4.2 km S of Sinzig, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Mar 28, 2006 15:02
17 years ago
2.9

6 km
58km / 36mi5.2 km E of Mayen, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Aug 5, 2004 12:47
19 years ago
2.9

10 km
73km / 45mi24 km SW of Boppard, Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Mar 15, 2004 07:55
19 years ago
2.9

5 km
59km / 37mi2.9 km E of Mayen, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Nov 7, 2002 13:28
20 years ago
2.9

10 km
56km / 35mi17 km SW of Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Jul 25, 1999 17:59
24 years ago
2.9

10 km
51km / 32mi13 km W of Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Dec 29, 1998 12:12
24 years ago
2.9

10 km
31km / 20miRheinland-Pfalz, 7.4 km S of Limburg an der Lahn, GermanyMore
Mar 9, 1992 01:33
31 years ago
2.9

22 km
54km / 33mi16 km W of Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Jun 12, 1982 11:06
41 years ago
2.9

10 km
18km / 11miRheinland-Pfalz, 8.4 km NW of Limburg an der Lahn, GermanyMore
Jun 11, 1982 18:33
41 years ago
2.9

10 km
18km / 11miRheinland-Pfalz, 10 km NW of Limburg an der Lahn, GermanyMore
Oct 12, 2020 23:18
2 years ago
2.8

5 km
74km / 46miRheinland-Pfalz, 9.4 km S of Rheinbach, GermanyMore
Apr 14, 2019 09:30
4 years ago
2.8

0 km
78km / 48mi4.6 km N of Mühlheim, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Mar 22, 2019 03:44
4 years ago
2.8

10 km
69km / 43mi3.5 km SW of Trechtingshausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Feb 11, 2019 04:13
4 years ago
2.8

5 km
61km / 38mi0.7 km W of Burgen, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Feb 11, 2019 04:13
4 years ago
2.8

5 km
48km / 30mi0.7 km N of Dieblich, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
Feb 11, 2019 04:13
4 years ago
2.8

5 km
48km / 30mi0.7 km N of Dieblich, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyMore
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