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Magnitude : 4.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2016-03-19 21:55:30

Depth (Hypocenter) : 19 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Sweden Mar 19 21:55 4.2 10 MAP
  • Luleå - No damage, noticeable vibrations, rattling. About 20 seconds of activity.
  • Luleå - About 20-30 seconds long. Shaking and rattling. Nothing fell, no damage.
  • Tornio - The roof started to rumble very strangely. I thought it was just the snow falling off, but turns out there's no snow on the roof at all. First earth quake experience, dont get them here that often.. glad it wasn't that strong.
  • Jämtön - Glassware and things on wall were shaking and rattling. The whole house shook. My sister woke up.
  • Oulu - No damage, bed started shaking, then the whole building, lasted about 20-30seconds.
  • oulu - whole building felt like shaking. No windows etc cracked
  • Oulu - It lasted 30 seconds, nothing fell, windows were shaking.
  • Vaasa - Felt a perhaps 3 second shake on the 4th floor in an apartment building. A very strange feeling.
  • Lulea - No damages but a strange feeling.
  • Piteå - First I heard the sound like something big is aproaching us, or like a train is going through our place. Sound became more and more loud, house started shaking, my 7-months baby woke up. It lasted about 20 seconds. My neighboirs ran out to the street.
  • Umeå - Sofa and vases/glass were shaking (lightly) for a few seconds
  • Umeå - Windows make a noisy sound like a storm outside. And my head felt dizzy. And de house was shaking. 19/3 2016 ca. 22:50-23:00
  • Rovaniemi - Noise and clanging outside was heard.
  • Luleå - The house shook for about 20 - 30 seconds. The dogs barked and were unsettled. (Swedish Lapphund and Siberian Husky) We thought that maybe a HUGE truck was outside. (there is construction nearby) We looked around to see what could have caused it, but we found nothing.
  • Piteå - Strange sound at first, then the building shook for a few seconds
  • Luleå - Felt like a truck drove thru the livingroom
  • Haapavesi - Rumbling and humming as if there was a strong gust of wind. Shook the house slightly. lasted 5-10 seconds.
  • Melderstein - House shaking for 10 minutes.
  • Oulu - Vibration felt like really heavy traffic was passing our house, felt like the whole house was shaking, windows rattled.
  • Oulu - I woke up to a deep rumble and light shake, around midnight, as if a freight train slowly had passed by. It lasted for about 15 seconds. I didn't even consider the option of an earth quake. No property was damaged.
  • Oulu - a few shakes of the house (wooden separate house) with an interval of several seconds, like a heavy truck or a train was passing by.
  • Himanka - Rumbling sound - I thought it was a very large truck come up our street, or a huge helicopter. I almost went to the front door to look outside but was in bed and thought 'Fuck it!'. Was told this afternoon that it was an earthquake.
  • Skelleftehamn - The whole apartment was shaking and I thought a car had driven into the building.
  • GEOFON Sweden Mar 19 21:55 4.3 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pitea, Sweden Mar 19 21:55 4.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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