Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 2 km SW of Pitstone, United Kingdom


Earthquake location 51.817S, -0.6649WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pitstone in United Kingdom. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -0.6649 West, latitude 51.817 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 08:45:27 / September 8, 2020 @ 8:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000bjlf. Event ids that are associated: us7000bjlf. The temblor was picked up at 08:45:27 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from London (c. 7 556 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from City of London (c. 7 556 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Islington (c. 319 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Coventry (c. 308 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Reading (c. 244 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bexley (c. 228 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United Kingdom (c. 62 348 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Countesthorpe, Broughton Astley, Liss (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SW of Pitstone, United Kingdom.

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