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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 22 km southwest of Tripoli, Mohafazat Liban-Nord, Lebanon, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:44 am (GMT +2) -

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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 22 km southwest of Tripoli, Mohafazat Liban-Nord, Lebanon, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:44 am (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 22 km southwest of Tripoli, Mohafazat Liban-Nord, Lebanon, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:44 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

19 Mar 09:21 UTC: First to report: KOERI-RETMC after 37 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 08:44:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:44 am (GMT +2)
Depth7.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34.2857°N / 35.6788°E (Mohafazat Liban-Nord, Lebanon)
Antipode34.286°S / 144.321°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceKOERI-RETMC (Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul)
Nearest volcanoGolan Heights (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (2 mi) NNE of Batroûn (Liban-Nord) (pop: 10,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) N of Jubayl (Mont-Liban) (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SW of Tripoli (Liban-Nord) (pop: 229,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) W of Basharri (Bcharre, Liban-Nord) (pop: 20,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) N of Jounieh (Mont-Liban) (pop: 96,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Beirut (Beyrouth) (pop: 1,916,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) NNE of Sidon (South Governorate) (pop: 163,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) NW of Damascus (Dimashq, Syria) (pop: 1,569,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 13.5°C (56 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.910 kmCyprus: Jordan-Syria RegionGFZ


Seismic station: GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel (EIL/GE network) | Distance from quake: 518 km / 322 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel: 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: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Jounieh, Keserwan District, Mont-Liban (35.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Sitting on the floor, I felt the entire house vibrating and I felt the ground underneath me vibrating. It was weak. Thank God for everyone's safety. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Ashqelon, Southern District (308.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Jounieh, Keserwan District, Mont-Liban (38.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Trikomo, Ammochostos (195.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging (reported through our app)
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hazmieh - lebanon / not felt (reported through our app)
Γαστριά / not felt

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