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Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 5.2 km north of Gummersbach, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 5.2 km north of Gummersbach, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm (GMT +1) Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 5.2 km north of Gummersbach, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 0 km depth

8 Dec 11:18 UTC: First to report: HNLUG after 5 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 8, 2022 11:13:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm (GMT +1)
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude51.07°N / 7.54°E (Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Antipode51.07°S / 172.46°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceHNLUG (Hessisches Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie)
Nearest volcanoLaacher See (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) SSE of Marienheide (pop: 13,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) NNW of Gummersbach (Nordrhein-Westfalen) (pop: 53,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Kierspe (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) WSW of Meinerzhagen (Nordrhein-Westfalen) (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Bergneustadt (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Colonia (Renania del Norte-Westfalia) (pop: 963,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Düsseldorf (pop: 573,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
435 km (270 mi) WSW of Berlin (pop: 3,426,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 1.4°C (35 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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1.80 kmGermany: Marienheide (Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE)HNLUG


Seismic station: Grafenberg, Germany (GRFO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 303 km / 188 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 (1)

At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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Bomig (11.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : I saw the water in my bottle shaking  

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