Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Andaman Islands, India Region on Friday, 17 July 2020 - information

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Burma Sea, 257 km east of Port Blair, South Andamans, Andaman and Nicobar, India, on Friday, 17 July 2020 at 14:03 (GMT)

- Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Burma Sea, 257 km east of Port Blair, South Andamans, Andaman and Nicobar, India, on Friday, 17 July 2020 at 14:03 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jul 14:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Jul 17 14:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.1.
Date & time: 17 Jul 2020 14:03:42 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.83°N / 95.1°E (Burma Sea, India)
Nearest volcano: Barren Island (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
257 km (160 mi) E of Port Blair (pop: 112,100) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) W of Myeik (Myanmar (Burma)) (pop: 173,300) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) SW of Dawei (Myanmar (Burma)) (pop: 136,800) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) WNW of Kawthaung (Myanmar (Burma)) (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) WNW of Ranong (Thailand) (pop: 24,600) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) WNW of Chumphon (Thailand) (pop: 55,800) --> See nearby quakes!
560 km (348 mi) SW of Kyain Seikgyi Township (Myanmar (Burma)) (pop: 246,100) --> See nearby quakes!
567 km (352 mi) NW of Wichit (Thailand) (pop: 38,700) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) NW of Phuket (Thailand) (pop: 89,100) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (353 mi) NW of Talat Yai (Thailand) (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (281 mi) NNE of Teressa Island (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) E of North Sentinel Island (pop: 50) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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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
6.110 kmAndaman Islands, India RegionGFZ
6.110 kmAndaman Islands, India RegionEMSC
6.010 kmAndaman Islands, India RegionBMKG
6.110 km236 km E of Port Blair, IndiaUSGS
6.310.2 kmIndia [Sea]INGV
6.154 kmAndaman Islands, India RegionGeoAu
6.110 km印度安达曼群岛地区 (India)CEIC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
near Gangaikondān, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu (1922.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Pallāvaram, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu (1628.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
near Gangaikondān, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu (1922.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 20 Jul 2020 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 18:33 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 17:45 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 14:43 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

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