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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016
17 Oct 07:22 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
Oct 17 07:23: Magnitude recalculée de 5.9 à 6.0.
Oct 17 07:26: Magnitude recalculée de 6.0 à 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 à 38.0 km.
Oct 17 08:12: Magnitude recalculée de 6.1 à 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 à 10.0 km.
Oct 17 13:30: Magnitude recalculée de 5.9 à 5.8.
Date & time: Monday, 17 October 2016 07:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.88°N / 94.91°E (Chine)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmXizangGFZ
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 5.9 / 23.3 km- 135km NE of Dartang, ChinaUSGS
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 6.2 / 9 km青海玉树州杂多县CEIC
Mon, 17 Oct 07:14 UTCM 5.9 / 20 km XIZANG-QINGHAI BORDER REGIONEMSC

shake map
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
india (2.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake: Xizang, 17 Oct 2016 07h14

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 30 Oct 2016 10:07 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 19 Oct 2016 23:57 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2016 23:41 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 17 Oct 2016 20:52 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 17 Oct 2016 08:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Oct 2016 08:06 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 17 Oct 2016 07:51 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details
  • 17 Oct 2016 07:33 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | CEIC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Xizang on Monday, 17 October 2016
 

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