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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Eastern Xizang-India Border Reg. on Friday, 17 November 2017 - information

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 267 km southwest of Chamdo, Tibet, China, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 22:34 GMT

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 267 km southwest of Chamdo, Tibet, China, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 22:34 GMT Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 267 km southwest of Chamdo, Tibet, China, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 22:34 GMT

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Nov 22:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 17, 2017 22:34:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.79°N / 94.87°E (Tibet, China)
Antipode29.79°S / 85.13°W
Shaking intensityViolent shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities148 km (92 mi) NNE of Shi Yomi (Arunachal Pradesh, India) (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) N of Along (Arunachal Pradesh, India) (pop: 18,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (122 mi) NNW of Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh, India) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
245 km (152 mi) N of Silapathar (Dhemaji, Assam, India) (pop: 22,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
257 km (160 mi) N of Dibrugarh (Assam, India) (pop: 122,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
260 km (162 mi) N of Tinsukia (Assam, India) (pop: 89,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
267 km (166 mi) SW of Chamdo (Tibet) (pop: 86,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (183 mi) NNE of North Lakhimpur (Assam, India) (pop: 59,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
328 km (204 mi) SE of Nagqu Prefecture (Tibet) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
364 km (226 mi) E of Lhassa (Tibet) (pop: 118,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.510 kmEastern Xizang-India Border Reg.GFZ
6.315 km EASTERN XIZANG-INDIA BORDER REG.EMSC
6.48 km- 63km NNW of Motuo, ChinaUSGS
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(shakemap: USGS)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Chiang Mai, Thailand (CHTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1288 km / 800 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Chiang Mai, Thailand: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (26)

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Greensboro (12673.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Chris / Weak shaking (MMI III)
itanagar, c-1 sector (323.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guwahati (India, 531 km SW of epicenter) : just mild to very low shaking for 2 to 3 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Guwahati (India, 527 km SW of epicenter) : Felt it around 4:05am while still at bed. The house shook for few seconds, heard the dogs barking outside and then it was quite again. (reported through EMSC)  
Tezpur (India, 428 km SW of epicenter) : Felt it in Tezpur too... moderate one jerk.. (reported through EMSC)  
Tezpur (India, 425 km SW of epicenter) : Felt like someone shaking me, woke up suddenly. (reported through EMSC)  
Jorhat (India, 360 km S of epicenter) : I felt an earthquake in Jorhat Assam India at 4:06 am (reported through EMSC)  
Itanagar (India, 343 km SW of epicenter) : Felt it....it was bad experience but thank go we are safe....kripiya dyaan de ye season change ka samai hai and this is common.. please apna khayal rakkhe saab. Lord protect us all. (reported through EMSC)  
Itanagar (India, 343 km SW of epicenter) : Very dangerous in the morning when everybody alsp (reported through EMSC)  
Duliajan (India, 285 km S of epicenter) : It was for about 30 sec.it woke me up.. (reported through EMSC)  
Dibrugarh (India, 271 km S of epicenter) : Yes.. (reported through EMSC)  
Tinsukia (India, 271 km S of epicenter) : Felt earthquake for almost 10 secs max. (reported through EMSC)  
Tezu (India, 247 km SE of epicenter) : I'm really freeking out right now. (reported through EMSC)  
Tezu (India, 246 km SE of epicenter) : It lasted for a few second (reported through EMSC)  
Pasighat (, 208 km S of epicenter) : Quake was terrifying me but ok i t is a game of nature, so everyone enjoy the nature either terrifying with it or happy with it...but important thing is that don't pollute it.... (reported through EMSC)  
Guwahati (India, 531 km SW of epicenter) : It was more almost 15-20sec (reported through EMSC)  
Jorhat (India, 361 km S of epicenter) : Was sleeping on the bed and suddenly felt heavy shocks for few seconds.Wokeup from bed all of a sudden. (reported through EMSC)  
Naharlagun (, 340 km SW of epicenter) : I was sleeping and felt my door and windows were shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Demow (India, 311 km S of epicenter) : I felt the earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Lahowal (India, 273 km S of epicenter) : Around 5 Seconds Shake... Hope everyone’s safe! (reported through EMSC)  
Dibrugarh (India, 272 km S of epicenter) : Was sleeping on the bed and suddenly felt heavy shocks for few seconds.Wokeup from bed all of a sudden. (reported through EMSC)  
Dibrugarh (India, 272 km S of epicenter) : The shake made me awake from my sleep (reported through EMSC)  
Dibrugarh (India, 272 km S of epicenter) : It was huge one. Woke up from sleep. There were two shocks one after the other. (reported through EMSC)  
Dibrugarh (India, 269 km S of epicenter) : Felt the quake at 4.0 5 Am in Dibrugarh, Assam. My ceiling fan was shaking like a pendulum over a minute . (reported through EMSC)  
Pasighat (India, 207 km S of epicenter) : It woke me up and lasted only few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 31, 2017 05:47
5 years ago
3.1

6 km
246 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 19, 2017 20:08
5 years ago
3.2

6 km
248 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 19, 2017 17:40
5 years ago
4.9

10 km
241 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 10, 2017 21:37
5 years ago
3.6

6 km
249 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 23, 2017 14:12
5 years ago
3.2

6 km
245 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 23, 2017 07:13
5 years ago
4.6

10 km
236 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 23, 2017 02:14
5 years ago
4.4

26 km
240 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 19, 2017 08:52
5 years ago
4.1

10 km
220 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 21:24
5 years ago
4.4

10 km
248 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 21:24
5 years ago
3.1

5 km
250 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 05:59
5 years ago
3.0

6 km
250 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 03:36
5 years ago
4.2

10 km
228 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 02:13
5 years ago
4.1

10 km
221 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 01:11
5 years ago
3.1

5 km
251 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 2017 00:32
5 years ago
5.0

10 km
255 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 17, 2017 22:37
5 years ago
4.0

6 km
250 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore

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