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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on Monday, 6 July 2020 - information

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 361 km northeast of Colonia, Micronesia, on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 18:16 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 361 km northeast of Colonia, Micronesia, on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 18:16 GMT Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 361 km northeast of Colonia, Micronesia, on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 18:16 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Jul 18:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 6 18:25: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 6, 2020 18:16:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.96°N / 140.29°E (Philippine Sea, Micronesia)
Antipode11.96°S / 39.71°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities361 km (224 mi) NE of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
355 km (220 mi) NE of Gagil-Tamil Island (pop: 1,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
361 km (224 mi) NE of Yap Island (pop: 4,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 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
6.210 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaGFZ
6.310 km6.3 State Of Yap, MicronesiaEMSC
5.846 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaBMKG
6.240 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaGeoAu
6.120 kmWestern Caroline Islands, Micronesia [Sea: Micronesia]INGV
6.210 km257 km N of Fais, MicronesiaUSGS
6.220 km加罗林群岛地区 (Micronesia)CEIC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Guam, Mariana Islands (GUMO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 528 km / 328 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Guam, Mariana Islands: 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

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 10, 2020 04:41
1 year 47 weeks ago
4.8

35 km
Philippine Sea, 380 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore
Nov 10, 2020 01:51
1 year 47 weeks ago
5.0

30 km
Philippine Sea, 382 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore
Sep 24, 2020 21:19
2 years ago
4.6

83 km
Philippine Sea, 397 km NE of Colonia, Weloy Municipality, State of Yap, MicronesiaMore
Jul 28, 2020 23:31
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Philippine Sea, 363 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore
Jul 23, 2020 18:01
2 years ago
4.5

10 km
Philippine Sea, 340 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore
Jul 13, 2020 06:22
2 years ago
5.0

10 km
Philippine Sea, 357 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore
Jul 7, 2020 01:20
2 years ago
4.7

10 km
Philippine Sea, 383 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore
Jul 6, 2020 18:55
2 years ago
4.6

10 km
Philippine Sea, 358 km NE of Colonia, MicronesiaMore

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