Earthquakes list February 17, 2012

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M 5.3      2012/02/17 15:44     Depth 42.8 km      WESTERN XIZANG
11:44:25 PM at epicenter
Moderately dangerous Tibetan earthquake. Closest village (small village) Wenbudangsangxiang, at only a 10 km (epicenter uncertainty 17 km)
CENC China is reporting a magnitude of 5.2 at a more dangerous shallower depth of 20 km
116 km (72 miles) W of Lumaringbo, Xizang (Tibet), China
Satellite map of the greater epicenter area (see below)

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC - Click here for conversion in your local time.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC South Of Fiji Islands Feb 17 22:31 4.4 192 MAP
USGS South Of The Fiji Islands Feb 17 22:31 4.4 192 MAP
GEONET Whanganui Basin Feb 17 21:11 3.9 12 MAP
GEOFON Banda Sea Feb 17 19:42 4.4 165 MAP
EMSC Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia Feb 17 19:42 4.6 176 MAP
USGS Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia Feb 17 19:42 4.7 156 MAP
EMSC Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 18:00 4.3 40 MAP
GEOFON Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 18:00 4.4 10 MAP
EMSC Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 16:52 4.7 10 MAP
USGS Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 16:52 4.8 10 MAP
GEOFON Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 16:52 4.9 10 MAP
EMSC Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 16:08 4.4 2 MAP
GEOFON Jan Mayen Island Region Feb 17 16:08 4.2 10 MAP
USGS Western Xizang Feb 17 15:44 5.3 42 MAP
EMSC Western Xizang Feb 17 15:44 5.5 10 MAP
GEOFON Xizang Feb 17 15:44 5.2 11 MAP
EMSC Komandorskiye Ostrova Region Feb 17 14:28 4.9 32 MAP
USGS Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia Region Feb 17 14:28 4.9 34 MAP
GEOFON Komandorskiye Ostrova Region Feb 17 14:28 4.9 28 MAP
EMSC Molucca Sea Feb 17 13:25 4.4 102 MAP
GEOFON Northern Molucca Sea Feb 17 13:25 4.5 102 MAP
EMSC Vanuatu Feb 17 12:52 4.6 6 MAP
USGS Vanuatu Feb 17 12:52 4.6 6 MAP
EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Feb 17 12:30 4.2 99 MAP
USGS Tarapaca, Chile Feb 17 12:30 4.2 98 MAP
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 17 12:30 4.1 109 MAP
EMSC Vanuatu Feb 17 11:26 5.1 30 MAP
USGS Vanuatu Feb 17 11:26 5.0 33 MAP
GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Feb 17 11:26 5.2 23 MAP
GEOFON Turkey Feb 17 09:33 4.5 10 MAP
USGS Eastern Turkey Feb 17 09:32 4.6 26 MAP
EMSC Eastern Turkey Feb 17 09:32 4.6 7 MAP
GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina Feb 17 08:17 4.3 238 MAP
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Feb 17 08:17 4.4 239 MAP
USGS Jujuy, Argentina Feb 17 08:17 4.4 224 MAP
GEOFON Greece Feb 17 08:05 4.2 8 MAP
USGS Southern Greece Feb 17 08:05 4.3 17 MAP
EMSC Southern Greece Feb 17 08:05 4.0 8 MAP
  • Kifisia - It is close to Athens, it may just have been a preshock, so all should be on alert! (Source EMSC)
  • Eleusís - Nice, sweet swaying. Very mild. 1-2 seconds, break, another 2-3 seconds. (source EMSC)
  • Athens - just a light tremor, we'll see if anything follows (source EMSC)
  • Corinth - The direction of earthquake was up-down not left-right (source EMSC)
  • Agioi Theodoroi - First time I experienced an earthquake! Very scary! Thankfully it didn't last long (source EMSC)
  • Aigina - Seismic sensor
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Central Chile Feb 17 08:01 4.7 20 MAP
    USGS Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Feb 17 08:01 4.8 11 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Feb 17 08:01 4.7 2 MAP
    GEONET Wairarapa Feb 17 07:54 4.3 20 MAP
    GEOFON Sulawesi, Indonesia Feb 17 07:47 4.6 31 MAP
    EMSC Sulawesi, Indonesia Feb 17 07:47 4.6 31 MAP
    USGS Sulawesi, Indonesia Feb 17 07:47 4.5 18 MAP
    USGS Halmahera, Indonesia Feb 17 07:24 4.6 83 MAP
    EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Feb 17 07:24 4.6 68 MAP
    GEOFON North Of Halmahera, Indonesia Feb 17 07:24 4.7 49 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Feb 17 04:01 4.5 41 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Uzbekistan Feb 17 04:01 4.5 12 MAP
    GEOFON Loyalty Islands Feb 17 01:57 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Vanuatu Feb 17 01:57 5.1 47 MAP
    USGS Vanuatu Feb 17 01:57 5.1 50 MAP
    USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Feb 17 00:22 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Feb 17 00:22 4.8 10 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET


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