Major mag. 7 earthquake - 30km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 39km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tue, 14 May 2013 10:32

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 39km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tue, 14 May 2013 10:32

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 602 km depth

14 May 00:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 14 May 2013 12:32:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 14 May 2013 10:32
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 601.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.7482°N / 145.2943°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) NW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
396 km (246 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
422 km (262 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
584 km (363 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
592 km (368 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
600 km (373 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
612 km (380 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.8602 km39km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
M 6.8605 km PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.8607 kmMariana IslandsGFZ
M 6.8602 kmNorthern Mariana IslandsGeoAu

shake map
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake 39km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands, Tue, 14 May 2013 10:32

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 07 Nov 2013 19:33 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    467 km (290.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2013 19:56 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    242 km (150.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Oct 2013 11:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    239 km (148.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2013 23:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    75.8 km (47.1 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2013 19:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    238.8 km (148.4 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2013 16:48 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    138.3 km (85.9 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2013 09:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    145 km (90.1 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2013 14:38 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    32.9 km (20.4 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 2013 12:20 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    77.3 km (48 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 2013 15:25 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    207.4 km (128.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 39km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tue, 14 May 2013 10:32
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