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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North of Ascension Island on Monday, 29 August 2016

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - North of Ascension Island on Monday, 29 August 2016

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - North of Ascension Island on Monday, 29 August 2016
Aug 29 04:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.9.
Aug 29 04:41: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 7.0.
Aug 29 04:42: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
Aug 29 05:20: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 7.0.
Date & time: Monday, 29 August 2016 04:29 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.06°S / 17.78°W (international territory)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 0.72°S/20.53°W (317 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^15 J (554 GWh / 4.8*10^5 tons of TNT / 29.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 29 Aug 2016
Mon, 29 Aug 04:29 UTCM 7.1 / 20 kmNORTH OF ASCENSION ISLANDEMSC
Mon, 29 Aug 04:29 UTCM 7.1 / 10 km- North of Ascension IslandUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Conakry (1183.3 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Monrovia (Liberia) (1041 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Estaba cocinando y se me callo el horno electrico en la raja (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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