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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on Sunday, 18 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on Sunday, 18 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on Sunday, 18 December 2016
Dec 18 09:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Dec 18 09:57: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
Dec 18 10:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Dec 18 10:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: Sunday, 18 December 2016 09:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.41°N / 137.66°E (Micronesia)
Nearest volcano: Seamount X (881 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
Sun, 18 Dec 2016
Sun, 18 Dec 09:47 UTCM 6.2 / 20 km STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIAEMSC
Sun, 18 Dec 09:47 UTCM 6.1 / 13.2 km- 24km ESE of Ngulu, MicronesiaUSGS
Sun, 18 Dec 09:47 UTCM 6.2 / 19.5 kmWestern Caroline Islands, Micronesia [Sea: Micronesia]INGV
Sun, 18 Dec 09:47 UTCM 5.9 / 20 km加罗林群岛CEIC

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