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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southwest Indian Ridge on Friday, 16 September 2016

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Southwest Indian Ridge on Friday, 16 September 2016
Sep 16 18:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Sep 16 18:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: Fri, 16 Sep 18:38:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.18°S / 60.97°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Piton de la Fournaise (1026 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 16 Sep
Fri, 16 Sep 18:38 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km- Southwest Indian Ridge[Map]USGS
Fri, 16 Sep 18:38 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE[Map]EMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 18 Sep
Sun, 18 Sep 05:43 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (1023 km) SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 18 Sep 11:02 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (1030 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Tue, 20 Sep
Tue, 20 Sep 11:36 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (1031 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 25 Sep
Sun, 25 Sep 12:34 UTCM 4.6 / 14.2 km - [info] (1036 km)- Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
USGS
Tue, 27 Sep
Tue, 27 Sep 02:12 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (1116 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Tue, 27 Sep 08:39 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (1027 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 30 Sep
Fri, 30 Sep 09:16 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (1022 km)- Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Oct
Wed, 5 Oct 03:29 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (1040 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Thu, 6 Oct
Thu, 6 Oct 09:47 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (1032 km) SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 8 Oct
Sat, 8 Oct 23:07 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (1032 km)- Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
USGS
Albuquerque New Mexico. USA (18678.4 km E from epicenter) / not felt
Thu, 15 Dec
Thu, 15 Dec 01:29 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info] (1042 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 17 Dec
Sat, 17 Dec 18:45 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (1030 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 18 Dec
Sun, 18 Dec 03:30 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (1036 km)Southwest Indian Ridge
[Map]
GFZ
Sat, 24 Dec
Sat, 24 Dec 19:38 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (1041 km) SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
[Map]
EMSC

 

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