Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Barbuda, 58 km north of Saint John, Antigua & Barbuda, on Tuesday, 31 May 1960 at 11:02 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 31 May 1960 11:02:22 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.638°N / 61.749°W (Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda)
Nearest volcano: Nevis Peak (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) E of Codrington (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of Saint John (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of All Saints (Saint Peter) (pop: 2,530) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) ENE of Basseterre (Saint George Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ESE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ESE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) N of Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) N of Roseau (Saint George, Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) ESE of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NNW of Fort-de-France (Martinique, Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) ESE of Charlotte Amalie (Saint Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) NNW of Castries (Ciceron, St. Lucia) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||30 km||Barbuda, Leeward Islands (Antigua & Barbuda)||USGS|
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