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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-01-12 01:06:59

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-01-11 22:06:59

Depth (Hypocenter) : 30 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Betafo, Madagascar Jan 11 22:07 5.5 8 MAP I Felt It
  • Antananarivo - Moderate shaking for about 20 seconds. No visible damage on our property. Occurred around 1:10 local time, Jan. 12 (22:10, Jan. 11 UTC).
  • Antananarivo - Réveillée par une sorte de vrombissement. Environ 5-10 secondes. Silence puis nuée de chiens qui aboient. Le calme vient de revenir
  • Antananarivo - Earthquake almost 20 minutes ago. No damage so far but enough to wake up everyone and makes fruits fell from trees.
  • Antananarivo - Light/moderate (~2 mins) shaking felt in Antananarivo, Madagascar around 01.08 AM local time on Jan 12, 2017. No significant physical or material damage around the property or neighborhood but a brief (less than 10mn) power outage.
  • Antananarivo - Long. 20 secondes environ. La maison a bougé.
  • antananarivo - I felt strong shaking at the capital.
  • Antananarivo - Walk up at about 1:15 am due to shaking ...
  • Antanarivo - Wake up at midnight, shaken by the earthquake. The gate and bed shake
  • antananarivo - My first time
  • Antananarivo - Everybody is awaken. Our house was shaking a lot. We are terrified
  • Antananarivo - La maison a tremblé pendant 15 secondes, la structure a vibré avec bruit de craquement de charpente. aucun dommage apparent.
  • Ambohidratrimo antananarivo - Ca s'est passé à 1h07 du matin et se terminait à 1h10. I'll m'a reveillé au beau milieux de sommeil et les choses accrochés au mur sont tombées et les toits et la maison ont bougée et ont fait des bruits.
  • Antananarivo - Pas de dégâts. Secousses d'une durée de 30 secondes environ, ressenties avec à peu près la même intensité dans pratiquement toute la ville d'Antananarivo, et même jusqu'à Antsirabe et Fianarantsoa...
  • Antananarivo - Strong vibration never felt !!!
  • Antananarivo - ça bouge
  • City - No damage but wake by the quake as my bed is shaking.
  • Antananarivo - first time happen in madagascar i think. no damage just strong shaking and lot of fear. we should repent from our sins.
  • Guatemala - Building swaying
  • Panajachel - Building light shaking
  • Antananarivo - Strong enough to wake up in bed. Persisted about 10 seconds.
  • Xela - Room swaying at first thought a big truck was rumbling past in street outside then realized that would have to be a hell of a truck!
  • Antananarivo - If was 1:04 am when I was awaken by the shaking. It seemed to happen twice, the first being slightly weaker than the second one. I think they were only few seconds apart from each other. After the shaking, most dogs if the neibourghood barked a long time, it was difficult to find sleep again.
  • Antananarivo - Bâtiment à 2 étages ; en état d'éveil au moment où cela s'est produit, au 1er étage. Fort grondement entendu et sentiment de forte secousse (plancher) qui a duré plusieurs secondes, s'est arrêté puis a recommencé quelques secondes.Aucun objet ne semble avoir bougé. Peu de gens ont réagi dans la maison car surpris peut-être dans leur sommeil. Aboiements de chiens nombreux à l'extérieur. Pas de dégâts constatés dans la maison, pour l'instant.
  • Antananarivo - It felt like someone was gently shaking my bed. There was a rumbling noise like a train going by, but I don't live near any active train tracks.
  • Talatamaty - This was huge ! the first strong earthquake i've ever felt ! Really thought my house was going literraly to break down ! people said it lasted 27 seconds, Felt like it was an eternity !
  • Antananarivo - Strong and persistant shaking woke everyone up.
  • Antananarivo - No damage but scared
  • Antsirabe - Furnitures shaking,ground shaking, tiny debris falling from roof(made of wood/iron sheets), crack in some walls
  • ANTSIRABE - Waken up by shaking house, quite strong, some minor damage in Antsirabe
  • Antananarivo 101 - Dogs were barking unusually for rather a long time; then a rather weak shaking felt; computers shut down before the shaking became stronger. Beds and walls were shaking. No damage at all. We were all awoken.
  • Masomanga - At approximately 1:15 am I felt the earthquake tremor. It was a strong tremor that shook the concrete house I live in. The tremor lasted for under a minute but felt like a lot longer. Community members went outside shortly after the tremor had ended. There is no visual damage or reported damage in Masomanga, Ranomafana and Ambatolahy area that I am aware of.
  • Mantasoa, Manjakandriana - About 2 minutes until shaking stopped
  • Moramanga - d'abord je croyais que s'était un camion lourd qui passait dans la rue mais quand je me suis bien reveillé, j'ai sus c'était un tremblement de terre, j'étais au rez de chaussé et j'ai sentit la maison tremblée mais les gens aux première étage ont dit que des objets se sont déplacés, les fênetres ont secoués
  • Antananarivo - nothing damage just shocked
  • Ambatomaro - My husband jumped out of bed about 1:11am because in my sleep I mentioned I felt the bed shaking. Dogs had been barking off and on for over an hour before and after. Many of our neighbors were outdoors checking the large retaining walls close by. Last year part of the tires and a wall crashed through a neighbors home. We are all very Leary. Thankfully everyone went back inside by 2 am and no damage to report.
  • Ambohimarina - By 1. 10 of the morning, awaken by vibrations and shaking. Fear didn't permit to analyze what is happening. Thoughts of second effect of a H bomb or a meteor like the Toungouska 's. View of full moon in the sky made me feel better.
  • Ivandry - Strong shaking @01h10
  • Antananarivo - it is the most important earthquake I live, everybody got disturbed. till now i didn't heard material damage or anyone died
  • Antananarivo - I have been awoken by this strong shaking to our house
  • City of Antsirabe - The whole house shook strongly at around 1am local time. The tremors lasted around a little more than 30 seconds in two stages. Brief tremors for 4 seconds and then strong ones for the rest of the time. Damages around town were varied! Toppled houses and damaged roofs and many cracked walls. Another tremor at around 7:30am, but very light! Lasted about 3-4 seconds. Government information from Natural disaster office is poor and nothing 'official'. Far from reassuring!
  • Antsirabe - Pas de dégât, mais le meuble,le toit, le mûr, même le chien secouer dans 30 second environ.
  • Antananarivo - We live in the 5th floor, at 1 am a strong and lasting vibration woke us up. No damage but it was scary!
  • Antananarivo - Woke up in the middle of the night when my bed and the whole house was shaking.
  • Antananarivo - 1:07am light shaking for 4sec and then very stronger ones for about 30 sec. no damage
  • Antsirabe - Lit secouer dans tous les sens, on a était paralysés on s'avait pas quoi faire
  • Antananarivo - house shaking for what felt like a long time. Windows rattling, everything shaking but no damage. It scared us and woke us up, but no damage.
  • Antananarivo - oui un tout petit peu
  • Ankaraobato - Sleep pertubated, dogs barking continuously, noise of house cracking
  • Antananarivo - Weak shaking
  • GEOFON Madagascar Jan 11 22:06 5.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Madagascar Jan 11 22:06 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It




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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) ?
    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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