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Past earthquakes in the North Sea: 2021 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 1, 2022 08:12 GMT -
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Quakes in 2021:

  • 4 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 50 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 668 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In 2021, the North Sea had 4 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 50 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 668 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

Strongest quake: Mag. 3.2 | Near Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands -

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 29, 2021 7:56 am (GMT +1) (Dec 29, 2021 06:56 GMT)
2.3

5 km
4.2 km east of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany 2 reportsMore
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 28, 2021 9:47 am (GMT +0) (Dec 28, 2021 09:47 GMT)
1.7
North Sea, 82 km south of Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway More
Monday, December 27, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 27, 2021 2:15 am (GMT +0) (Dec 27, 2021 02:15 GMT)
1.8

5 km
5 km southwest of Reading, England, United Kingdom 1 reportMore
Saturday, December 25, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 25, 2021 1:44 am (GMT +1) (Dec 25, 2021 00:44 GMT)
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n/a
64 km southeast of Remscheid, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (unconfirmed) 2 reportsMore
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 22, 2021 11:50 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 22, 2021 22:50 GMT)
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n/a
152 km northwest of Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (unconfirmed) 3 reportsMore
Dec 22, 2021 9:34 am (GMT +0) (Dec 22, 2021 09:34 GMT)
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n/a
2.4 km north of Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 2 reportsMore
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 21, 2021 7:37 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 21, 2021 18:37 GMT)
1.6
Radøy, 21 km north of Bergen, Vestland, Norway More
Dec 21, 2021 2:05 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 21, 2021 13:05 GMT)
1.7
51 km northeast of Bergen, Vestland, Norway More
Dec 21, 2021 10:08 am (GMT +1) (Dec 21, 2021 09:08 GMT)
2.0

5 km
Thuringia, 13 km east of Duderstadt, Lower Saxony, Germany 1 reportMore
Monday, December 20, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 20, 2021 9:36 pm (GMT +0) (Dec 20, 2021 21:36 GMT)
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n/a
19 km northwest of Oxford, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 3 reportsMore
Dec 20, 2021 10:47 am (GMT +1) (Dec 20, 2021 09:47 GMT)
1.6

5 km
6.6 km southeast of Gummersbach, Germany More
Saturday, December 18, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 18, 2021 16:13 GMT
1.6

9.8 km
6.2 km east of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany More
Friday, December 17, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 17, 2021 2:38 pm (GMT +0) (Dec 17, 2021 14:38 GMT)
2.4
North Sea, Norway More
Dec 17, 2021 11:29 am (GMT +1) (Dec 17, 2021 10:29 GMT)
2.0

5 km
9.5 km south of Lippstadt, Germany 1 reportMore
Thursday, December 16, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 16, 2021 2:59 am (GMT +1) (Dec 16, 2021 01:59 GMT)
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n/a
10.5 km north of Siegen, Germany (unconfirmed) 1 reportMore
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 14, 2021 11:06 pm (GMT +0) (Dec 14, 2021 23:06 GMT)
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n/a
320 km southeast of Sheffield, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 2 reportsMore
Dec 14, 2021 10:53 am (GMT +1) (Dec 14, 2021 09:53 GMT)
1.9

5 km
22 km northwest of Marburg an der Lahn, Regierungsbezirk Gießen, Hesse, Germany More
Monday, December 13, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 13, 2021 4:58 am (GMT +0) (Dec 13, 2021 04:58 GMT)
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n/a
29 km southwest of London, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 1 reportMore
Saturday, December 11, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 11, 2021 5:37 pm (GMT +0) (Dec 11, 2021 17:37 GMT)
2.5

7 km
6.3 km southeast of Ullapool, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom 8 reportsMore
Dec 11, 2021 5:32 pm (GMT +0) (Dec 11, 2021 17:32 GMT)
2.5

6 km
6.6 km southeast of Ullapool, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom 14 reportsMore
Friday, December 10, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 10, 2021 1:21 am (GMT +0) (Dec 10, 2021 01:21 GMT)
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n/a
6.4 km southwest of Doncaster, England, United Kingdom (unconfirmed) 2 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.9 x 1010 joules (8.1 megawatt hours, equivalent to 6.97 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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