MOST RECENT EVENT

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6.0
C201712120843A
(30.65, 57.17)
12.0 km
Tue Dec 12 2017 08:43:21 utc
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IRAN

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5.5
C201712111900A
(-19.68, -71.32)
12.7 km
Mon Dec 11 2017 19:01:01 utc
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5.7
C201712111729A
(-14.34, 167.16)
198.4 km
Mon Dec 11 2017 17:29:13 utc
VANUATU ISLANDS
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5.5
C201712111409A
(35.09, 45.64)
22.8 km
Mon Dec 11 2017 14:10:02 utc
IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION
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5.7
C201712111050A
(-21.08, -173.41)
12.9 km
Mon Dec 11 2017 10:50:07 utc
TONGA ISLANDS
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6.1
C201712091514A
(10.05, 140.19)
12.0 km
Sat Dec 09 2017 15:14:28 utc
W. CAROLINE ISLANDS, MICRONESIA
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5.8
C201712082342A
(-15.99, -173.55)
164.9 km
Fri Dec 08 2017 23:42:17 utc
TONGA ISLANDS
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MOST RECENT EVENT: NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IRAN Tue Dec 12 2017 08:43:21 utc
Event Id:
C201712120843A
MW:
6.0
Latitude, Longitude:
(30.6500, 57.1700)
Depth: 12.0 km
282 mi. ENE of:
Shiraz
earthquake movie for event id#C201712120843A earthquake movie's synthetic peak ground acceleration map for event id#C201712120843A
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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