Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 8.2 km southwest of Colonia, Micronesia, on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 05:29 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 8.2 km southwest of Colonia, Micronesia, on Thursday, 2 January 2020 at 05:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 50 km depth

2 Jan 05:49 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 50.0 km.
Date & time: 2 Jan 2020 05:29:00 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.45°N / 138.09°E (Philippines Sea, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ENE of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) ENE of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (274 mi) ENE of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) ENE of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) ENE of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (287 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) NE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) S of Yap Island (pop: 4,920) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.150 kmState Of Yap, MicronesiaEMSC
5.153 km6km SW of Yap, MicronesiaUSGS
4.978 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Ngariy (2.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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