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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 6.8 GUAM REGION on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - GUAM REGION on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - GUAM REGION on Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Sep 17 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 171.0 to 140.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 17 Sep 06:14:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 140.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.8°N / 144.44°E (Guam)
Nearest volcano: Forecast Seamount (72 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 17 Sep 2014
Wed, 17 Sep 06:14 UTCM 6.7 / 129 kmMariana Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 17 Sep 06:14 UTCM 6.7 / 136.7 km45km NW of Piti Village, Guam[Map]USGS
Wed, 17 Sep 06:14 UTCM 6.7 / 137 kmNW of Piti Village, Guam[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Andersen AFB / MMI VI (Strong shaking): First earthquake and I was surprised how loud it was
Bell Tower Plaza, Agana, Guam / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The shake started and after 8 seconds I got up from my desk and got under my door jamb. I started counting off ("1 thousand, 2 thousand...") and so forth till I reached 40 seconds and the shaking continued. All in all this quake lasted more than a minute. All we suffered was acoustic ceiling tile came down with a 14 inch piece of frame which was used to hold up the acoustic ceiling tile.
Kagman,Saipan, CNMI / MMI III (Weak shaking): Rolling back and forth twice followed by short vibration in seat. I was sitting on a medical stool with wheels.
Andersen AFB, Guam (57.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was just walking into work when the shaking started. I'm not new to earthquakes so I wasn't alarmed.
Guahan/Nanbo Bldg. Hagatna, Guam (49.8 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Glass Doors were shaking and lasted almost 30 seconds at Suite 202 Guahan Building Route 4, Hagatna, Gu 96919
Ordot my grandson & I were standing unfer the fron (53 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ordot, my grandson & I were standing under the fro (53 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Saipan / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Dededo, Guam / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Hagatna, Guam (50.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Ran out of the office, watched the streetlights shake. Seemed to last a long time. Very wobbly shaking- not sharp, just like going over waves in a boat.
Yigo Guam / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Yigo / MMI IX (Violent shaking): That was the most intense earthquake I have ever experienced.
Tamuning, guam (49.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Yigo, Guam / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Naval Base Guam (47.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was quite sudden, but lasted more than 30 seconds. It started as a rumble, then got stronger after the first few seconds, shaking the entire base house, all walls and floors reverberating and feeling like I was "lifted" up a little from ground zero. It was definitely strong, as all the neighbors rushed out of their doors to swipe sweat from their heads, "whew, that was intense!"
Alupang Beach Tower, Tamuning Guam (50.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): There was a loud noise before the earthquake, the kind of noise that makes you feel dizzy and then the noise was followed by a long and strong earthquake.
Piti Gu / MMI IV (Light shaking): i would say more towards moderate shaking walls and windows could be seen shaking but nothing broken.
mangilao guam / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
mangilao guam / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mangilao, Guam / MMI III (Weak shaking): About 10-20 seconds
Yigo guam / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
andersend AFB / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Yigo (Guam) (56 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Seemed to be about 20 - 30 seconds long, standing picture frames were rattling, 5gal water dispenser was rocking around, cat got up and was looking around alert. (via EMSC)
Yigo (Guam) (56 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It started small shaking then got stronger for a few seconds then all of a sudden we had a big strong shake. It knocked me off balance. Then it calmed down and kept going for awhile. I say it lasted about 1-2 minutes. (via EMSC)
Yigo (Guam) (56 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The rumbling sounded like very powerful bass/subwoofer (via EMSC)
Agat (Guam) (49 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It was a distinctive shaking and I ran outside since it was lasting over 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Yigo (Guam) (56 km SE from epicenter)(no details): it was a very strong earthquake. It shook the house violently, then again, then again. I ran for cover under a door frame. It lasted about 30-45 seconds. (via EMSC)
Yigo (Guam) (56 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Swaying countinued for almost a minute. SUV was swaying. A boom sound and them rumbling for ten seconds or more. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Sun, 28 Sep 21:27 UTCM 4.4 / 141 km - [info] GUAM REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Wed, 29 Oct 11:01 UTCM 4.7 / 39 km - [info] GUAM REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 5 Nov 2014
Wed, 5 Nov 07:28 UTCM 4.8 / 111 km - [info]28km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands[Map]USGS
Sun, 9 Nov 2014
Sun, 9 Nov 18:52 UTCM 4.6 / 134 km - [info]61km W of Merizo Village, Guam[Map]USGS
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
Mon, 24 Nov 06:13 UTCM 4.6 / 116.2 km - [info]Guam region[Map]USGS
Wed, 3 Dec 2014
Wed, 3 Dec 12:27 UTCM 4.8 / 167 km - [info] ROTA REGION, N. MARIANA ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Tue, 30 Dec 2014
Tue, 30 Dec 12:14 UTCM 4.5 / 118 km - [info] GUAM REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 31 Dec 2014
Wed, 31 Dec 00:21 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]South of Mariana Islands[Map]GFZ

 

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