Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Wednesday, 1 February 1956 at 13:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Wednesday, 1 February 1956 at 13:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 370 km depth

Date & time: 1 Feb 1956 01:41:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 370.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.8°N / 145.009°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) NW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
407 km (253 mi) NNW of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
431 km (268 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
588 km (365 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
596 km (370 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
603 km (375 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
615 km (382 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.7370 kmPagan region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Wednesday, 1 February 1956 at 13:41 (GMT)
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