Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia, on Sunday, 12 April 1936 at 20:51 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 12 Apr 1936 20:51:01 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.612°N / 137.568°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
220 km (137 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) E of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (200 mi) E of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) E of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) E of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) E of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) E of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) E of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) ENE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||15 km||State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia||USGS|
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