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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 53km S of Shemya Island, Alaska on Saturday, 3 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 53km S of Shemya Island, Alaska on Saturday, 3 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 53km S of Shemya Island, Alaska on Saturday, 3 December 2016
Dec 3 09:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 26.9 km.
Date & time: Sat, 3 Dec 09:23:34 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016-12-03 21:23:34 +12:00
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 26.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.2436°N / 174.2012°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Buldir (116 km)
Primary data source: USGS
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 3 Dec
Sat, 3 Dec 09:23 UTCM 5.8 / 52 kmNear Islands, Aleutian Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 3 Dec 09:23 UTCM 5.9 / 30 km NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Sat, 3 Dec 09:23 UTCM 6.0 / 27 kmS of Shemya Island, Alaska[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 25 Dec
Sun, 25 Dec 01:25 UTCM 4.5 / 30 km - [info] (248 km) NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 23 Jan
Mon, 23 Jan 10:28 UTCM 4.5 / 29.5 km - [info] (247 km)- 67km WSW of Attu Station, Alaska[Map]USGS
Thu, 16 Mar
Thu, 16 Mar 03:41 UTCM 4.0 / 46.6 km - [info] (206 km)- 31km SW of Attu Station, Alaska[Map]USGS
Sat, 27 May
Sat, 27 May 03:37 UTCM 4.0 / 29 km - [info] (243 km) NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Tue, 30 May
Tue, 30 May 12:44 UTCM 3.4 / 89.5 km - [info]Buldir (27 km) - United States, Aleutian Islands- 28km S of Buldir Island, Alaska
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 8 Aug
Tue, 8 Aug 21:46 UTCM 5.2 / 34.9 km - [info] (260 km)- 47km WSW of Attu Station, Alaska
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 4 Nov
Sat, 4 Nov 00:47 UTCM 4.2 / 60 km - [info] (177 km) NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS[Map]EMSC

 

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