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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Territory, Australia on Friday, 20 May 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Territory, Australia on Friday, 20 May 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Northern Territory, Australia on Friday, 20 May 2016
May 20 18:21: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
May 20 18:22: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
May 20 19:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Friday, 20 May 2016 18:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.61°S / 129.89°E (Australia)
Nearest volcano: Newer Volcanics Province (1802 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 20 May 2016
Fri, 20 May 18:14 UTCM 6.1Petermann Ranges, NT. (Reported felt)GeoAu
Fri, 20 May 18:14 UTCM 6.0 / 9.8 kmNorthern Territory, AustraliaINGV

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Northern Territory / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Sydney (14312.3 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Coober Pedy South Australia / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The couch was moving and the candelabra was swaying, very bizzare experience, screamed for my husband but he said it was because I was tired and time for me to go to bed!!!
fregon community / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt in fregon community APY LANDS. Woken up from sleep bed shaking
Yulara / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt like an usually large truck passing by. Everything in the room rattled for a good half minute.
(Australia) (1333 km SE from epicenter)(no details): the movement probably lasted for less than 30 seconds. my chair was swaying sideways & most unusual for Adelaide to experience a tremor. (via EMSC)
Yulara (Australia) (121 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sudden noise, felt brief movement. (via EMSC)
Yulara (Australia) (120 km E from epicenter)(no details): We were sitting in the common room TLC 3:47am we felt the earth shook from under our feet we looked at the windows it shooked vegently and the pools water was disturbed we heard a big noise from under us and experiencd like a wave under our feets running up our legs the building shook and we quickly walked outside other residents came running out cos they too experienced the same in their rooms some even said it woke them up from sleep (via EMSC)
Yulara (Australia) (112 km E from epicenter)(no details): The last screen didn't work. But it woke both my husband and I up from a dead sleep. It's dark still so can't see if anything is affected here (via EMSC)
Yulara (Australia) (112 km E from epicenter)(no details): I woke up to the rumbling sound and my bed shaking for about 30 seconds! Scary. Won't know if there is damage yet until morning. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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