Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 2 January 1965 at 13:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 2 January 1965 at 13:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 132 km depth

Date & time: 2 Jan 1965 01:44:18 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 131.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.246°N / 145.616°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Asuncion (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) N of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
449 km (279 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
476 km (296 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
642 km (399 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
651 km (405 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
660 km (410 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
671 km (417 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0132 kmMaug Islands region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, 2 January 13:44 UTC

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 2 January 1965 at 13:44 (GMT)
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