Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km east of Saint John, Antigua & Barbuda, on Sunday, 24 December 1967 at 20:03 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 24 Dec 1967 20:03:12 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.351°N / 61.232°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Antigua & Barbuda)
Nearest volcano: Silver Hills (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) ENE of Parham (pop: 969) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) ENE of All Saints (pop: 2,530) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ENE of Saint John (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Codrington (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) E of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NNE of Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ESE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ESE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) ESE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) N of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) N of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) N of Castries (Ciceron, St. Lucia) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) ESE of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) N of Laborie (St. Lucia) (pop: 1,130) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) ESE of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||15 km||Antigua and Barbuda region, Leeward Islands (Antigua & Barbuda)||USGS|
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- 24 Dec 1967 21:32 UTC| M 6.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 74 km northeast of Saint John, Antigua & Barbuda, on Sunday, 24 December 1967 at 21:32 (GMT)