Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 272 km east of Koror Town, Palau, on Wednesday, 16 August 1911 at 22:41 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 16 Aug 1911 22:41:17 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.237°N / 136.944°E (North Pacific Ocean, Palau)
Nearby towns and cities:
256 km (159 mi) E of Melekeok Village (Melekeok) (pop: 271) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) E of Ulimang (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) ESE of Kayangel (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) E of Imeong Hamlet (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) E of Koror Town (Koror) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) E of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap, Micronesia) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) E of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) E of Angaur State (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.8||15 km||Palau region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Sep 1912 20:51 UTC| M 7.5 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 266 km east of Koror Town, Palau, on Sunday, 29 September 1912 at 20:51 (GMT)