Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
9-22 Feb 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
2-17 May 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
4-11(12) May 2019: Fascination Volcano - Santorini Island (Greece)
4-12 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-19 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
7-12 Jun 2019: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
8-16 Jun 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
14-30 Jun 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016
Oct 17 07:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Oct 17 07:26: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 38.0 km.
Oct 17 08:12: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 10.0 km.
Oct 17 13:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Date & time: Mon, 17 Oct 07:14:47 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.88°N / 94.91°E
Nearest volcano: unnamed (431 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 17 Oct
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 5.9 / 23.3 km- 135km NE of Dartang, China[Map]USGS
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 6.2 / 9 km青海玉树州杂多县[Map]CEIC
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 5.9 / 20 km XIZANG-QINGHAI BORDER REGION[Map]EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
india (2.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 17 Oct 07:33 UTCM 3.6 / 10 km - [info] (447 km)青海玉树州杂多县
[Map]
CEIC
Mon, 17 Oct 07:51 UTCM 3.1 / 9 km - [info] (443 km)青海玉树州杂多县
[Map]
CEIC
Mon, 17 Oct 08:06 UTCM 3.0 / 9 km - [info] (444 km)青海玉树州杂多县
[Map]
CEIC
Mon, 17 Oct 08:24 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km - [info] (471 km)Xizang
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 17 Oct 20:52 UTCM 3.2 / 5 km - [info] (445 km)青海玉树州杂多县
[Map]
CEIC
Mon, 17 Oct 23:41 UTCM 3.1 / 9 km - [info] (441 km)青海玉树州杂多县
[Map]
CEIC
Wed, 19 Oct
Wed, 19 Oct 23:57 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (438 km)- 122km NE of Dartang, China
[Map]
USGS
Sun, 23 Oct
Sun, 23 Oct 13:20 UTCM 3.1 / 10 km - [info] (324 km)青海玉树州治多县
[Map]
CEIC
Sun, 30 Oct
Sun, 30 Oct 10:07 UTCM 3.2 / 9 km - [info] (449 km)青海玉树州杂多县
[Map]
CEIC
Sat, 5 Nov
Sat, 5 Nov 20:11 UTCM 3.1 / 9 km - [info] (321 km)青海玉树州治多县
[Map]
CEIC
Thu, 17 Nov
Thu, 17 Nov 21:45 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info] (540 km)Qinghai, China
[Map]
GFZ
Kolkata (1342.7 km W from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Sat, 17 Dec 21:15 UTCM 3.0 / 7 km - [info] (516 km)西藏昌都市丁青县[Map]CEIC
Sun, 25 Dec
Sun, 25 Dec 20:49 UTCM 3.2 / 9 km - [info] (567 km)青海玉树州玉树市
[Map]
CEIC

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: