MOST RECENT EVENT

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5.7
C201709181419A
(15.37, -94.62)
14.8 km
Mon Sep 18 2017 14:19:15 utc
NEAR COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICO

OTHER RECENT EVENTS

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5.8
C201709181346A
(-31.96, -72.22)
20.2 km
Mon Sep 18 2017 13:47:03 utc
OFF COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
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5.5
C201709180528A
(-18.61, -12.66)
12.0 km
Mon Sep 18 2017 05:28:06 utc
SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
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5.8
C201709171426A
(-6.65, 149.08)
31.0 km
Sun Sep 17 2017 14:26:13 utc
NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
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5.6
C201709161011A
(42.12, 83.51)
20.5 km
Sat Sep 16 2017 10:11:36 utc
NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
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5.6
C201709151848A
(-55.38, -28.18)
14.7 km
Fri Sep 15 2017 18:48:09 utc
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
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5.9
C201709141741A
(18.67, 146.06)
174.1 km
Thu Sep 14 2017 17:41:31 utc
MARIANA ISLANDS
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MOST RECENT EVENT: NEAR COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICO Mon Sep 18 2017 14:19:15 utc
Event Id:
C201709181419A
MW:
5.7
Latitude, Longitude:
(15.3700, -94.6200)
Depth: 14.8 km
276 mi. W of:
Guatemala
earthquake movie for event id#C201709181419A earthquake movie's synthetic peak ground acceleration map for event id#C201709181419A
Focal Mechanism

Global ShakeMovie is Princeton University's Near Real Time Global Seismicity Portal. It has been designed to present the public with near real time visualizations of recent earthquakes. These movies are the results of simulations carried out on a large computer cluster. Movies and 3D synthetic seismograms are calculated based upon the software package SPECFEM3D_GLOBE.

Earthquake movies will be available for viewing and download 1.5 to 7 hours (depending on magnitude) after receipt of notification from the Global CMT Project.

FACTS

When an earthquake occurs, seismic waves are generated which propagate away from the fault rupture.

Here we see the up-and-down velocity of the Earth's surface. Strong blue waves indicate the surface is moving rapidly downward. Strong red waves indicate rapid upward motion.

When the waves pass through soft soils (sediments) they slow down and amplify. Waves speed up when they pass through hard rock.

The color of the waves oscillates between red and blue indicating Alternating up and down motion.

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