Earthquakes in the world on February 16 , 2017 (M4.5 or more)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 16 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia Feb 16 22:18 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands Feb 16 21:44 5.0 349 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Pagan Reg., N. Mariana Islands Feb 16 21:43 5.1 364 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Mariana Islands Feb 16 21:43 5.0 358 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Tonga Islands Feb 16 19:53 4.9 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Tonga Feb 16 19:53 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hihifo, Tonga Feb 16 19:53 4.9 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off Coast Of Central Chile Feb 16 19:39 4.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off Coast Of Central Chile Feb 16 18:39 4.8 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tome, Chile Feb 16 18:39 4.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Feb 16 18:39 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Halmahera, Indonesia Feb 16 13:35 4.7 74 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Feb 16 13:35 4.7 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Petapa, Guatemala Feb 16 13:33 4.9 197 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guatemala Feb 16 13:33 4.8 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Dominican Republic Region Feb 16 12:51 4.6 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS El Puerto, Dominican Republic Feb 16 12:51 4.6 105 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Dominican Republic Feb 16 12:51 4.6 106 MAP I Felt It
USGS Los Llanos, Dominican Republic Feb 16 12:51 4.6 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji Feb 16 12:10 5.1 586 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Feb 16 12:10 5.3 595 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Fiji Region Feb 16 12:10 5.3 590 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pimentel, Peru Feb 16 10:36 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off Coast Of Northern Peru Feb 16 10:36 4.7 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Northern Peru Feb 16 10:36 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Coquimbo, Chile Feb 16 07:02 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Coquimbo, Chile Feb 16 07:02 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off Coast Of Central Chile Feb 16 07:02 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 16 06:35 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge Feb 16 05:38 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge Feb 16 05:38 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge Feb 16 05:38 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near Coast Of Central Chile Feb 16 00:19 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mithymna, Greece Feb 16 00:19 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Turkey Feb 16 00:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Feb 16 00:19 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO

Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)


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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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