Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Sunday, 2 August 2015 at 20:04 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Mariana Islands on Sunday, 2 August 2015 at 20:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 68 km depth

2 Aug 20:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 2 21:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 68.0 km.
Date & time: 2 Aug 2015 08:04:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 68.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.35°N / 146.53°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Pagan (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
359 km (223 mi) NNE of Saipan (Xanthi) (pop: 48,200)
388 km (241 mi) NNE of San Jose Village (San Jose) (pop: 15,000)
486 km (302 mi) NNE of Dugi Village
567 km (352 mi) NNE of Dededo Village (Florence, Guam) (pop: 44,900)
577 km (359 mi) NNE of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
587 km (365 mi) NNE of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
596 km (370 mi) NNE of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.168 kmMariana IslandsGFZ
M 5.271 km- 92km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS

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Barrigada (573.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : There was a big jolt. Like a shock wave from an explosion. Did not move left to right. Like how traditional earthquakes feel. Was just one jolt everything in house shook. Vibrated for few seconds. Daughter was awakened by jolt.
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