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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands) on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands) on Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Mariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands) on Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Jun 23 17:59: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.8.
Jun 23 18:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 67.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 23 June 2020 17:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.99°N / 145.65°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Esmeralda Bank (127 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 23 Jun 2020
Tue, 23 Jun 17:50 UTCM 5.9 / 60 kmGuam Region (Northern Mariana Islands)EMSC
Tue, 23 Jun 17:50 UTCM 5.9 / 59.9 kmMariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands)GeoAu
Tue, 23 Jun 17:50 UTCM 5.9 / 68.1 km87 km NE of Yigo Village, Guam (Northern Mariana Islands)USGS
Tue, 23 Jun 17:50 UTCM 6.0 / 33 kmMariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands)BMKG

"I felt it" reports:
(95.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tamuning (105.9 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(111.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Saipan / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt at 3:53 am local ChST (17:50 UTC) in Oleai Village, Saipan. Very light shaking. I doubt anybody asleep around here would've been woken. No damage, no objects falling or swinging.
Tinian / MMI IV (Light shaking): woke me out of bed. It was a quick jolt
Mangilao / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Aquarius Beach Tower Hotel / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Talofofo / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tamuing / MMI IV (Light shaking): Set off building alarm and shook for a good 20 seconds.
Yona Village (Guam) (110 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I awoke to things rattling and then my bed shook for a few seconds. (via EMSC)
Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (Guam) (105 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
Talofofo Village (Guam) (120 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Long gentle shake - more like rocking (via EMSC)
Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (114 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I don’t know why this is registered as a 5.7. I have lived on Guam for almost 35 years, so I have been through a lot of shakers, from the weakest up to and including the 1993 7.8-8.2 major earthquake. This current quake was barely noticeable — barely moved my iMac screen — and didn’t even send a jolt through my desk chair, as 5.0 to 5.5 quakes usually do. Perhaps the epicenter was simply too far away from Guam, and closer to another island in our archipelago. (via EMSC)
Yigo Village (Guam) (97 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Long shake. Not bad (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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