Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) on Saturday, 2 July 1949 at 19:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake  - Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) on Saturday, 2 July 1949 at 19:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 2 Jul 1949 07:57:14 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.575°N / 147.45°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Zealandia Bank (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
236 km (147 mi) NE of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
249 km (155 mi) SE of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
265 km (165 mi) NE of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
441 km (274 mi) NE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
452 km (281 mi) NE of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
464 km (288 mi) NE of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
468 km (291 mi) NE of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.115 kmMariana Islands region (Northern Mariana Islands)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) 2 July 19:57 UTC

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Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) on Saturday, 2 July 1949 at 19:57 (GMT)
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