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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA on Sunday, 28 January 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA on Sunday, 28 January 2018

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA on Sunday, 28 January 2018
Date & time: Sunday, 28 January 2018 16:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.13°S / 9.63°E (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Thompson Island (287 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 5*10^14 J (139 GWh / 1.2*10^5 tons of TNT / 7.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource

"I felt it" reports:
FRESNO ,Calif (568.2 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Cape Town, Goodwood,Vasco estate. (2253.1 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Sorry the earthquake was +-50 seconds long not 50 minutes. (via app)
Cape Town, Goodwood,Vasco estate. / not felt: My grandson ask me and his mom what kind of noise it was . As the airplanes passes over our city all the time we told him it was a airplane. But he said it is a different noise and it took longer to stop about -+50 minutes. It was a rumbling noise like the airplane ,I only recognise it as a earthquake when I saw it on FB and the time is about -+17:00 we was in our backyard at that time.
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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