Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 01:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Mariana Islands on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 01:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Jan 01:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Jan 2016 01:18:27 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.81°N / 145.79°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) N of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
400 km (249 mi) N of Saipan (Capitol Hill) (pop: 48,200)
428 km (266 mi) N of San Jose Village (San Jose) (pop: 15,000)
520 km (323 mi) N of Dugi Village
597 km (371 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
607 km (377 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
615 km (382 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
626 km (389 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmMariana IslandsGFZ
M 4.82 km PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDSEMSC
M 4.8195 km- 20km SSE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Mariana Islands 5 January 01:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 04 Feb 2016 23:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 01:18 (GMT)
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