Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia, on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 01:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia, on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 01:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Jan 01:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jan 27 01:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7.
Jan 27 01:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
Jan 27 01:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 27 Jan 2016 01:24:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.37°N / 137.7°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) E of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) ENE of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (220 mi) ENE of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) ENE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Yap Island (pop: 4,920) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Gagil-Tamil Island (pop: 1,760) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) 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.
5.010 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaGFZ
5.110 km- 38km ESE of Ngulu, MicronesiaUSGS
5.0110 kmFed States of MicronesiaGeoAu

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