A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Polkowice in Poland on Tuesday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:15:31 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bwbs. Id of event: us1000bwbs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 16.0838 East, latitude 51.4801 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/17 / 2017-12-26 11:15:31 / December 26, 2017 @ 11:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Poland (c. 38 500 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Czempiń, Zbąszynek, Jedlina-Zdrój (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Wrocław (c. 634 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Wałbrzych (c. 127 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Zielona Góra (c. 118 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Legnica (c. 106 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Jelenia Góra (c. 87 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Lubin (c. 77 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km SSE of Polkowice, Poland.
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