MOST RECENT EVENT

beach ball symbol
6.0
C201707271753A
(13.42, -49.40)
27.3 km
Thu Jul 27 2017 17:53:30 utc
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

OTHER RECENT EVENTS

beach ball symbol
5.8
C201707271208A
(-3.52, 125.96)
21.8 km
Thu Jul 27 2017 12:08:43 utc
CERAM SEA
beach ball symbol
5.9
C201707261032A
(26.91, 130.24)
12.0 km
Wed Jul 26 2017 10:33:02 utc
SOUTHEAST OF RYUKYU ISLANDS
beach ball symbol
5.7
C201707231535A
(40.12, 143.39)
15.1 km
Sun Jul 23 2017 15:35:46 utc
OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
beach ball symbol
5.4
C201707230755A
(0.31, 120.27)
54.0 km
Sun Jul 23 2017 07:55:56 utc
MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI
beach ball symbol
5.6
C201707210859A
(-17.82, 169.23)
14.6 km
Fri Jul 21 2017 08:59:10 utc
VANUATU ISLANDS
beach ball symbol
6.7
C201707202231A
(36.80, 27.62)
12.0 km
Thu Jul 20 2017 22:31:17 utc
DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE
SEARCH DATABASE >
MOST RECENT EVENT: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN Thu Jul 27 2017 17:53:30 utc
Event Id:
C201707271753A
MW:
6.0
Latitude, Longitude:
(13.4200, -49.4000)
Depth: 27.3 km
608 mi. NNE of:
Cayenne
earthquake movie for event id#C201707271753A earthquake movie's synthetic peak ground acceleration map for event id#C201707271753A
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.

Learn more...