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Latest quakes in or near the North Sea in the past 30 days - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 4, 2022 17:46 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 30 days:

  • 14 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 51 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 30 days, the North Sea had 14 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above. There were also 51 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 1.6 | Germany: Breitungen (Thüringen, DE) -

Strongest quake: Mag. 2.5 | 65 km W of Lillehammer, Innlandet, Norway -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near the North Sea (updated )

Past 24 hoursno confirmed quakes
Strongest quake: Mag. 0.9 on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 4:36 pm (GMT +1) – The Netherlands
Past 7 days25 quakes4 quakes M2+
Past 30 days62 quakes14 quakes M2+
Past 90 days167 quakes38 quakes M2+1 quake M3+
Past 365 days513 quakes115 quakes M2+6 quakes M3+1 quake M4+

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Showing quakes magnitude 1.3 or higher (63 out of 65 quakes, show more):
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Depth
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Sunday, November 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 27, 2022 4:02 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 27, 2022 15:02 GMT)
1.6
AGDER NORWAY More
Saturday, November 26, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Nov 26, 2022 11:43 am (GMT +0) (Nov 26, 2022 11:43 GMT)
1.8
North Sea, Norway More
Nov 26, 2022 3:52 am (GMT +1) (Nov 26, 2022 02:52 GMT)
2.5
65 km west of Lillehammer, Innlandet, Norway More
Friday, November 25, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Nov 25, 2022 6:57 pm (GMT +0) (Nov 25, 2022 18:57 GMT)
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n/a
35 km northwest of Manchester, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 3 reportsMore
Nov 25, 2022 2:07 pm (GMT +0) (Nov 25, 2022 14:07 GMT)
1.7
Norway: HORDA PLATFORM More
Nov 25, 2022 12:32 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 25, 2022 11:32 GMT)
2.1

1 km
6.1 km southeast of Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany More
Thursday, November 24, 2022 GMT (4 quakes)
Nov 24, 2022 3:35 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 24, 2022 14:35 GMT)
1.3
OSLO REGION NORWAY More
Nov 24, 2022 11:55 am (GMT +1) (Nov 24, 2022 10:55 GMT)
1.9
3.8 km southeast of Dillenburg, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, Germany More
Nov 24, 2022 10:43 am (GMT +1) (Nov 24, 2022 09:43 GMT)
1.5
HARDANGER NORWAY More
Nov 24, 2022 12:40 am (GMT +0) (Nov 24, 2022 00:40 GMT)
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n/a
7 km northeast of York (England), England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 4 reportsMore
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Nov 23, 2022 9:32 pm (GMT +0) (Nov 23, 2022 21:32 GMT)
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n/a
10.2 km northwest of Bristol, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 17 reportsMore
Nov 23, 2022 3:16 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 23, 2022 14:16 GMT)
1.7
ROGALAND NORWAY More
Nov 23, 2022 10:34 am (GMT +1) (Nov 23, 2022 09:34 GMT)
2.0

1 km
10.8 km northeast of Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany More
Monday, November 21, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Nov 21, 2022 11:39 am (GMT +0) (Nov 21, 2022 11:39 GMT)
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n/a
18 km northwest of Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 3 reportsMore
Nov 21, 2022 11:10 am (GMT +1) (Nov 21, 2022 10:10 GMT)
2.2

8 km
2.6 km west of Soest, Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 1 reportMore
Friday, November 18, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 18, 2022 8:13 am (GMT +0) (Nov 18, 2022 08:13 GMT)
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n/a
10.5 km northwest of Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 5 reportsMore
Thursday, November 17, 2022 GMT (4 quakes)
Nov 17, 2022 2:33 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 17, 2022 13:33 GMT)
2.3

5 km
13 km southeast of Bad Arolsen, Kassel, Hesse, Germany More
Nov 17, 2022 1:55 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 17, 2022 12:55 GMT)
1.9

4 km
11 km southwest of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany More
Nov 17, 2022 12:56 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 17, 2022 11:56 GMT)
2.3

5 km
9.5 km southeast of Meschede, Germany More
Nov 17, 2022 12:27 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 17, 2022 11:27 GMT)
1.7

3 km
The Netherlands More
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Nov 16, 2022 2:55 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 16, 2022 13:55 GMT)
1.8
19 km northwest of Voss, Vestland, Norway More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.6 x 109 joules (732 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.63 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Eskdalemuir Array, site EKR10, Scotland (EKR10/IM network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Eskdalemuir Array, site EKR10, Scotland: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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North Sea Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in or near the North Sea?

The last earthquake in or near the North Sea occurred 1 day 7 hours ago: Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - Germany: Breitungen (Thüringen, DE), on Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 at 11:47 am (GMT +1).

How many quakes were there in or near the North Sea past month?

In the past 30 days, North Sea had 63 quakes up to magnitude 2.5.

What was the strongest quake in or near the North Sea past month?

The strongest earthquake in or near the North Sea past month occurred 9 days ago: Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - 65 km west of Lillehammer, Innlandet, Norway, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 3:52 am (GMT +1).

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