Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Wednesday, 7 March 1962 at 11:01 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Wednesday, 7 March 1962 at 11:01 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 635 km depth

Date & time: 7 Mar 1962 11:01:02 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 635.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.089°N / 145.145°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) NNW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
436 km (271 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
461 km (287 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
621 km (386 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
629 km (391 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
636 km (395 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
648 km (403 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.9635 kmMaug Islands region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, 7 March 11:01 UTC

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Wednesday, 7 March 1962 at 11:01 (GMT)
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