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Weak mag. 1.9 earthquake - Thuringia, 24 km east of Künzell, Kassel, Hesse, Germany, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm (GMT +1) -

Weak mag. 1.9 earthquake - Thuringia, 24 km east of Künzell, Kassel, Hesse, Germany, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm (GMT +1) Weak mag. 1.9 earthquake - Thuringia, 24 km east of Künzell, Kassel, Hesse, Germany, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm (GMT +1)

Weak magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 1 km depth

9 Dec 12:09 UTC: First to report: HNLUG after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 9, 2022 12:00:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.9
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude50.53°N / 10.05°E (Thuringia, Germany)
Antipode50.53°S / 169.95°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceHNLUG (Hessisches Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie)
Nearest volcanoCheb Basin volcanic area (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities0 km (0 mi) S of Birx (pop: 187) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) NE of Gersfeld (Hessen) (pop: 6,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) E of Künzell (Hesse) (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Neustadt (Bavaria) (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) W of Meiningen (pop: 21,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) E of Fulda (Hessen) (pop: 63,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SW of Erfurt (Thüringen) (pop: 203,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
321 km (200 mi) SW of Berlin (pop: 3,426,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -2.2°C (28 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.91 kmGermany: Gersfeld (Hessen, DE)HNLUG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Grafenberg, Germany (GRFO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 125 km / 78 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 1.9, 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.

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
Mar 13, 1989 13:02
34 years ago
5.4

1 km
23km / 14mi24 km NE of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Feb 22, 1953 20:16
70 years ago
5.4

10 km
51km / 32miThuringia, 6 km W of Herleshausen, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 23, 1975 13:17
48 years ago
5.3

33 km
15km / 9mi14 km E of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jul 8, 1958 05:02
65 years ago
5.3

15 km
42km / 26mi8.3 km NE of Bad Salzungen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Sep 11, 1996 03:36
26 years ago
4.9

10 km
145km / 90mi27 km SW of Galle, Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyMore
May 17, 2014 16:46
9 years ago
4.1

10 km
122km / 76mi5.2 km N of Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Sep 21, 1981 21:32
41 years ago
3.7

10 km
89km / 55miLower Franconia, Bayern, 13 km SE of Hanau, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jul 2, 1983 03:18
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
104km / 65mi19 km SW of Nordhausen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Jul 2, 2001 13:19
22 years ago
3.4

10 km
30km / 19mi7.5 km NE of Bad Kissingen, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Jan 29, 1982 23:03
41 years ago
3.4

10 km
41km / 25mi15 km NW of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Nov 4, 1975 08:30
47 years ago
3.4

26 km
87km / 54miDarmstadt, 23 km SE of Gieseni, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, GermanyMore
Mar 30, 2014 15:58
9 years ago
3.3

10 km
132km / 82mi4.8 km SE of Seeheim-Jugenheim, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Nov 10, 1997 16:13
25 years ago
3.3

10 km
36km / 22mi19 km N of Schweinfurt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Mar 30, 2014 15:57
9 years ago
3.2

5 km
119km / 74mi5.2 km SE of Rossdorf, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Sep 22, 2005 04:00
17 years ago
3.2

10 km
28km / 17mi2.4 km S of Völkershausen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
May 4, 2004 19:25
19 years ago
3.2

10 km
108km / 67mi3.2 km NW of Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 6, 1991 00:30
32 years ago
3.2

10 km
112km / 69mi21 km E of Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Oct 13, 1980 01:09
42 years ago
3.1

10 km
98km / 61mi19 km N of Mühlhausen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Sep 11, 2014 08:00
8 years ago
3.0

2 km
67km / 41mi5.5 km W of Schwalmtal, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, GermanyMore
Oct 25, 2006 14:11
16 years ago
3.0

1 km
95km / 59mi17 km NE of Mühlhausen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Dec 11, 1998 03:45
24 years ago
3.0

10 km
48km / 30mi16 km NE of Schweinfurt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Dec 27, 1996 14:57
26 years ago
3.0

5 km
118km / 73mi14 km SE of Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 4, 1991 07:33
32 years ago
3.0

10 km
60km / 37mi32 km NW of Würzburg, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Apr 28, 1983 11:54
40 years ago
3.0

10 km
55km / 34mi34 km NE of Aschaffenburg / Bayern, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Jan 10, 1989 13:01
34 years ago
2.9

10 km
8km / 5mi21 km SE of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jan 14, 2020 13:02
3 years ago
2.7

5 km
30km / 19mi2.2 km SE of Unterbreizbach, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Jun 29, 2016 08:39
7 years ago
2.7

0 km
57km / 35mi7.1 km NE of Schwalmtal, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jan 3, 1989 06:55
34 years ago
2.7

10 km
22km / 14mi10.4 km NW of Meiningen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Sep 20, 1983 13:55
39 years ago
2.7

10 km
42km / 26miDarmstadt, 28 km S of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 26, 1978 14:23
45 years ago
2.7

10 km
77km / 48mi3.4 km E of Stadtallendorf, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 16, 2022 09:00
23 weeks ago
2.6

5 km
65km / 40mi10.1 km N of Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 14, 2019 12:07
4 years ago
2.6

2 km
26km / 16mi1.6 km SW of Wölferbütt, Thuringia, GermanyMore
May 6, 2008 11:16
15 years ago
2.6

1 km
26km / 16miGermanyMore
Sep 24, 2006 00:29
16 years ago
2.6

11 km
72km / 45miGermanyMore
Nov 21, 2000 14:00
22 years ago
2.6

1 km
30km / 19miGermanyMore
Feb 10, 1988 20:58
35 years ago
2.6

10 km
9km / 6miGermanyMore
Jan 13, 2022 11:24
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.5

4 km
66km / 41miHesse, GermanyMore
Oct 25, 2019 23:08
3 years ago
2.5

1 km
18km / 11mi7.3 km NW of Neustadt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Oct 20, 2017 11:19
5 years ago
2.5

3 km
68km / 42mi9.5 km S of Kefenrod, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 31, 2017 10:15
5 years ago
2.5

10 km
41km / 26mi9.2 km SW of Oberleichtersbach, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Apr 30, 1982 13:26
41 years ago
2.5

10 km
59km / 36miGermanyMore
Sep 27, 2022 10:45
17 weeks ago
2.4

5 km
66km / 41mi6.9 km N of Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 23, 2017 18:24
5 years ago
2.4

10 km
40km / 25mi8 km SW of Oberleichtersbach, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Aug 23, 2017 16:20
5 years ago
2.4

10 km
41km / 25mi8.6 km SW of Oberleichtersbach, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
May 15, 2014 15:40
9 years ago
2.4

5 km
64km / 40mi2.8 km NW of Kefenrod, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 15, 2013 11:15
9 years ago
2.4

2 km
3km / 2mi24 km E of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Nov 30, 2022 10:38
8 weeks ago
2.3

5 km
10km / 6mi17 km E of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Sep 28, 2022 12:13
17 weeks ago
2.3

2 km
27km / 17mi9.5 km W of Schmalkalden, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Jun 15, 2022 10:06
32 weeks ago
2.3

5 km
66km / 41mi7.8 km N of Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 10, 2015 12:11
8 years ago
2.3

3 km
27km / 17mi5.2 km S of Unterbreizbach, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Aug 23, 2013 11:08
9 years ago
2.3

1 km
64km / 40mi2.3 km NW of Kefenrod, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Dec 22, 2001 12:55
21 years ago
2.3

1 km
30km / 19miGermanyMore
Jun 29, 1988 19:58
35 years ago
2.3

10 km
80km / 50miGermanyMore
May 19, 1985 12:08
38 years ago
2.3

10 km
20km / 12miGermanyMore
Dec 2, 2022 11:17
8 weeks ago
2.2

3 km
95km / 59mi23 km SW of Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jan 28, 2022 09:16
52 weeks ago
2.2

1 km
88km / 55miHesse, GermanyMore
Aug 9, 2018 06:40
4 years ago
2.2

0 km
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Jun 13, 2014 10:02
9 years ago
2.2

0 km
75km / 47mi7.1 km E of Wabern, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 1, 2014 05:46
9 years ago
2.2

2 km
92km / 57mi3.1 km W of Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Mar 6, 2014 09:14
9 years ago
2.2

4 km
11km / 7mi17 km NW of Neustadt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Mar 14, 2013 11:32
10 years ago
2.2

5 km
88km / 54mi13 km E of Bad Wildungen, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Nov 21, 2022 14:03
10 weeks ago
2.1

12 km
30km / 18mi15 km S of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Oct 18, 2022 11:37
14 weeks ago
2.1

1 km
67km / 41mi13 km E of Schwalmstadt, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 22, 2022 11:02
31 weeks ago
2.1

5 km
22km / 14mi4 km SE of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 24, 2022 09:50
35 weeks ago
2.1

3 km
66km / 41mi7.8 km N of Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
May 23, 2022 10:06
36 weeks ago
2.1

5 km
37km / 23mi19 km S of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jan 7, 2022 11:42
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.1

8 km
62km / 39miHesse, GermanyMore
Dec 9, 2021 11:09
1 year 7 weeks ago
2.1

3 km
94km / 58mi8.5 km NE of Bad Wildungen, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 17, 2019 17:38
4 years ago
2.1

10 km
78km / 49mi2 km S of Wabern, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Dec 8, 2022 12:08
7 weeks ago
2.0

5 km
21km / 13mi7.2 km E of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Nov 25, 2022 09:08
9 weeks ago
2.0

0 km
70km / 43mi7.9 km S of Arnstadt, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Oct 20, 2022 10:31
14 weeks ago
2.0

3 km
18km / 11mi8 km SE of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 12, 2022 10:14
24 weeks ago
2.0

9 km
68km / 42mi13 km N of Gelnhausen, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 22, 2022 10:00
31 weeks ago
2.0

11 km
55km / 34mi26 km W of Coburg, Upper Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Apr 5, 2022 09:44
42 weeks ago
2.0

1 km
19km / 12mi15 km NE of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Dec 16, 2021 10:13
1 year 6 weeks ago
2.0

5 km
73km / 45mi10.3 km SE of Nidda, Darmstadt, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 23, 2017 19:12
5 years ago
2.0

10 km
41km / 26mi9.2 km SW of Oberleichtersbach, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Nov 15, 2022 13:05
10 weeks ago
1.9

4 km
53km / 33mi14 km N of Suhl, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Nov 9, 2022 11:59
11 weeks ago
1.9

2 km
22km / 14mi5.1 km E of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Apr 5, 2022 10:18
42 weeks ago
1.9

1 km
67km / 41mi13 km E of Schwalmstadt, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Dec 1, 2022 10:01
8 weeks ago
1.8

8 km
5km / 3mi22 km SE of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Aug 18, 2022 06:11
23 weeks ago
1.8

14 km
12km / 8mi15 km NW of Neustadt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Aug 3, 2022 05:47
25 weeks ago
1.8

13 km
53km / 33mi5.9 km NE of Schweinfurt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Jun 8, 2022 08:51
33 weeks ago
1.8

1 km
18km / 11mi7.9 km SE of Hünfeld, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Jun 1, 2022 11:23
34 weeks ago
1.7

4 km
39km / 24mi4.7 km NE of Schmalkalden, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Dec 3, 2022 10:47
8 weeks ago
1.6

12 km
26km / 16miGermany: Breitungen (Thüringen, DE)More
Oct 27, 2022 14:11
13 weeks ago
1.6

7 km
38km / 24mi22 km W of Bad Kissingen, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Jul 20, 2022 08:00
27 weeks ago
1.6

1 km
7km / 4mi20 km E of Fulda, Kassel, Hesse, GermanyMore
Oct 10, 2022 03:15
16 weeks ago
1.5

5 km
22km / 14mi17 km SW of Bad Salzungen, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Aug 23, 2022 06:53
22 weeks ago
1.5

5 km
36km / 22mi12 km W of Bad Kissingen, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Apr 27, 2022 11:07
39 weeks ago
1.5

9 km
42km / 26mi14 km NW of Suhl, Thuringia, GermanyMore
Oct 7, 2022 05:06
16 weeks ago
1.4

10 km
15km / 9miGermany: Meiningen (Thüringen, DE)More
Oct 18, 2022 20:33
14 weeks ago
1.3

16 km
17km / 11mi8.3 km NW of Neustadt, Lower Franconia, Bayern, GermanyMore
Oct 17, 2022 12:40
15 weeks ago
1.3

2 km
16km / 10miGermany: Meiningen (Thüringen, DE)More
Sep 23, 2022 13:38
18 weeks ago
1.3

2 km
16km / 10miGermany: Meiningen (Thüringen, DE)More
Oct 18, 2022 20:33
14 weeks ago
1.1

4 km
22km / 14miGermanyMore
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