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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on Friday, 8 December 2017 - information
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.09°N / 140.25°E
Nearest volcano: Seamount X
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1*10^14 J (197 GWh / 1.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 10.6 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more
Date & time: Friday, 8 December 2017 00:22 UTC
Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Fri, 8 Dec 2017|
|Fri, 8 Dec 00:22 UTC||M 6.6 / 12 km||STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIA||EMSC|
|Fri, 8 Dec 00:22 UTC||M 6.5 / 13.7 km||- 52km NW of Fais, Micronesia||USGS|
"I felt it" reports:
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Map||Source|
|Fri, 8 Dec 02:11 UTC||M 4.7 / 21 km - [info]||STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIA||[Map]||EMSC|
|Fri, 8 Dec 05:37 UTC||M 5.3 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Fri, 8 Dec 09:51 UTC||M 6.2 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Fri, 8 Dec 10:50 UTC||M 4.8 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Fri, 8 Dec 12:06 UTC||M 4.7 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Sat, 9 Dec 2017|
|Sat, 9 Dec 15:14 UTC||M 6.0 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Sun, 17 Dec 2017|
|Sun, 17 Dec 14:25 UTC||M 5.0 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Sun, 17 Dec 23:41 UTC||M 5.4 / 10 km - [info]||W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia||[Map]||GFZ|
|Sat, 30 Dec 2017|
|Sat, 30 Dec 07:08 UTC||M 4.5 / 10 km - [info]||- 56km WNW of Fais, Micronesia||[Map]||USGS|
|Sat, 30 Dec 17:00 UTC||M 4.6 / 21.4 km - [info]||- 49km NW of Fais, Micronesia||[Map]||USGS|
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