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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean on Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 at 3:25 am (GMT +7) -

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean on Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 at 3:25 am (GMT +7) Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean on Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 at 3:25 am (GMT +7)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Feb 20:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
4 Feb 20:35: Epicenter location corrected by 9.7 km (6 mi) towards W.
4 Feb 20:44: Now using data updates from USGS
4 Feb 22:22: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.3. Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 4, 2022 20:25:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Feb 5, 2022 at 3:25 am (GMT +7)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude48.0343°S / 99.4981°E
Antipode48.034°N / 80.502°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 7.4°C (45 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 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.
6.310 kmSoutheast Indian RidgeUSGS
5.410 kmNear PerthRENASS
6.310 kmSoutheast Indian RidgeRaspberryShake
6.23.9 kmSoutheast Indian Ridge [Sea]INGV
6.410 kmSoutheast Indian RidgeGFZ
6.410 kmSoutheast Indian RidgeGeoAu


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 16186 km / 10057 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Carey Park (2118.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : Was in bed, vibrations that mostly just felt like bed was on the back of truck and being driven along a gravel road. Lasted for approximately a minute  
Perth / not felt : I was asleep but woke up around that time but didn't feel the quake. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Feb 5, 2022 01:58
1 year 7 weeks ago

10 km
Indian OceanMore

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