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M 6.5 in W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia on 08 Dec 2017 00:22 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.5 M
  • Depth: 13.71 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 64 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000c1wt
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 10.1223, 140.2084
  • Time (UTC): 08 Dec 2017 00:22:54
  • Time (ECT): 08 Dec 2017 01:22:54
  • INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1190378 10.145900/140.205100 6.5 7.48 5.03 08 Dec 2017 00:22 08 Dec 2017 00:42 00:19
2 0.01 1190378 10.145900/140.205100 6.5 7.48 5.03 08 Dec 2017 00:22 08 Dec 2017 02:26 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1190388 10.145900/140.205100 6.5 7.48 5.03 08 Dec 2017 00:22 08 Dec 2017 02:29 02:06 (new episode)
4 0.01 1190388 10.122300/140.208400 6.5 13.71 5.6 08 Dec 2017 00:22 08 Dec 2017 02:29 02:06 (upd of #3)
5 0.01 1190388 10.116400/140.219700 6.4 12.79 5.29 08 Dec 2017 00:22 10 Dec 2017 00:41 2d 00:18 (upd of #4)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone.

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people
no people
no people
no people

Affected provinces


Affected Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Colonia Micronesia Micronesia Village5 2000 people 238 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Ulithi ULI 2 0
Yap International YAP 28 Civ. Paved Yes 6000

Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Fais Micronesia
Colonia Micronesia


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