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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 230 km north of Colonia, Micronesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 3:03 am (GMT +10) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 230 km north of Colonia, Micronesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 3:03 am (GMT +10) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 230 km north of Colonia, Micronesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 3:03 am (GMT +10)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 17:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
16 Mar 17:19: Now using data updates from USGS
22 Mar 13:36: Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.6 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 17:03:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 3:03 am (GMT +10)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.4766°N / 138.7913°E (Philippine Sea, Micronesia)
Antipode11.477°S / 41.209°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities230 km (143 mi) NNE of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
225 km (140 mi) NNE of Gagil-Tamil Island (pop: 1,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
229 km (142 mi) NNE of Yap Island (pop: 4,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from ENE
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

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 km228 Km NNE of Colonia, MicronesiaUSGS
5.010 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaRaspberryShake
5.110 km215 Km NNE of Colonia, MicronesiaGFZ
5.010 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaIRIS
5.184 kmW. Caroline Islands, MicronesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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