Significant 5.4 quake hits near Colonia, Weloy Municipality, State of Yap, Micronesia
Fri, 26 Feb 2021, 08:0608:06 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake near Colonia, Weloy Municipality, State of Yap, Micronesia, was reported only 14 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Friday 26 February 2021 at 5:46 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
5.4 quake 26 Feb 5:46 pm (GMT +10)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Colonia (pop. 7,400) located 121 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 26 Feb 2021 5:46 pm (GMT +10) local time (26 Feb 2021 07:46 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.45°N / 137.89°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Primary data source: GFZ
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