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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 169 mi west of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA, on 2016-09-24 21:01:50 -08:00

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 169 mi west of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA, on 2016-09-24 21:01:50 -08:00 Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 169 mi west of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA, on 2016-09-24 21:01:50 -08:00

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Sep 05:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
Sep 25 05:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 10.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 25, 2016 05:01:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter2016-09-24 21:01:50 -08:00
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.8666°N / 126.1106°W (North Pacific Ocean, Oregon, United States)
Antipode41.867°S / 53.889°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNorth Gorda Ridge (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities152 km (94 mi) WSW of Ellensburg (pop: 2,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) WNW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County, California) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) NW of Eureka (Humboldt County, California) (pop: 27,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) WNW of Arcata (Humboldt County, California) (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
205 km (128 mi) NW of Bayside (Humboldt County, California) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
228 km (141 mi) SW of Coos Bay (Coos County) (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) WSW of Grants Pass (Josephine County) (pop: 37,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
272 km (169 mi) W of Medford (pop: 79,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
272 km (169 mi) WSW of Roseburg (Douglas County) (pop: 22,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) SW of Eugene (pop: 163,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 km- 151km WSW of Gold Beach, OregonUSGS
4.710 kmOff Coast of N. CaliforniaGFZ
4.92 km OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Corvallis, Oregon, USA (COR/IU network) | Distance from quake: 378 km / 235 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Corvallis, Oregon, USA: 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Laurelwood (464.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awoke from sound sleep by shaking   
Portland (494.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
97479 / not felt
Chico, CA (432.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt movement. Woke me from sleep.   
Coeur D Alene, ID (981.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Like a shock wave hitting my chest  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 25, 2016 09:50
6 years ago
4.6

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 167 mi W of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USAMore

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