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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Korea on Sunday, 3 September 2017

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Korea on Sunday, 3 September 2017

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - North Korea on Sunday, 3 September 2017
3 Sep 03:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 3 03:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.0.
Date & time: Sunday, 3 September 2017 03:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.3°N / 129.02°E (North Korea)
Nearest volcano: Xianjindao (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) NE of Sŭngjibaegam (pop: 11,800)
39 km (24 mi) NW of Hau-ri (pop: 13,600)
45 km (28 mi) NW of Kilju (pop: 63,700)
84 km (52 mi) SW of Chongjin (pop: 327,000)
183 km (114 mi) SW of Yanji (pop: 327,000)
198 km (123 mi) NE of Hamhŭng (pop: 559,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 3 Sep 03:30 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmNorth KoreaGFZ
Sun, 3 Sep 03:30 UTCM 5.6 / 2 kmNORTH KOREAEMSC
2017-09-03 12:30:01 +09:00 (3 Sep 03:30:01 UTC)M 6.3Explosion - 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North KoreaUSGS
Sun, 3 Sep 03:30 UTCM 6.1North Korea. (Explosion)GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (19)

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Washington DC / not felt : I read there was a big quake It caused me to fart I farted so hard My cheeks blew apart The dog ran away The cat went nuts The neighbours complained The smell was too much We called in the cops But they gagged too Unbeknownst to me That big fart shot poo It covers the the walls It covers the ground Maybe if these quakes stop My farts will slow down .... To be continued
Washington DC / not felt : Until then so sadly To the angst of many The nerve-wracking quakes Are wrecking my belly So be warned ye all Stand well down the hall If a quake alarm goes "PLINKs!!" Then I shall shoot super stinks.
Germany / not felt : FCK KIM
Oldenburg / not felt : No tremor. You can do it better, Kim!
U.S.A. / not felt : H-Bomb Test. Not earthquake.
Pueblo, Colorado / not felt : Revelation 12 Sign in the Sky, God's judgement begins September 23 2017. Do not be asleep, 1 Thessalonians 5
Earth / Light shaking (MMI IV) : This was not a earthquake it was a nuke test
Krefeld / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Paris / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Prions l'atome mes kheys !
Arizona / not felt : Felt only a lot of sadness
9185.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Just sadness..nothing else..we are destroying the world where we live, it's just insane
Wolvega, Netherland (8207.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I heard in the news about nuclear test of North Korea that have made the earthquake of 6.3M
Cagliari / not felt : Just here for the comments. Make North Corea great again
Deutschland Dūsseldorf 40233 / not felt : etwa 3 Minuten lang an magnitude von 0,5
changchun (417.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Wtf... Just wait to See the flash. So crazy (reported through our app)
Děčín (7993.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
macedonia / not felt
Vladivostok (265.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: North Korea, 3 Sep 2017 03:30

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 12 Oct 2017 16:41 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2017 08:29 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2017 03:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Korea on Sunday, 3 September 2017

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