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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Gansu, China on Tuesday, 8 August 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Gansu, China on Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Gansu, China on Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 9.0 km.
Aug 8 13:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.4.
Date & time: Tuesday, 8 August 2017 13:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.1°N / 103.88°E (China)
Nearest volcano: Tengchong (1023 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5*10^14 J (69.8 GWh / 60036 tons of TNT / 3.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 8 Aug 2017
Tue, 8 Aug 13:19 UTCM 6.5 / 9 km- 36km WSW of Yongle, ChinaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
(2311.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
croatia / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Wolvega, Netherland (7622 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Chengdu / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Chengdu / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chengdu Shi (China) (299 km S from epicenter)(no details): Short, felt by my wife. I was in other room and felt nothing (via EMSC)
Chengdu (China) (287 km S from epicenter)(no details): Shaking of lights and some furniture on 4th floor. Started light for 15 seconds and then became more intense for a few seconds before slowly going away. (via EMSC)
Chengdu (China) (287 km S from epicenter)(no details): In china they say it's 7,0 richter (via EMSC)


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