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)

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)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 24 Dec 1967 21:32:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.543°N / 61.31°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Antigua & Barbuda)
Nearest volcano: Silver Hills (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) E of Codrington (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of Saint John (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of All Saints (pop: 2,530) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ESE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) NNE of Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) ESE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) ESE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ESE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) N of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) N of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) ESE of Road Town (British Virgin Islands) (pop: 8,450) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) ESE of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) N of Castries (Ciceron, St. Lucia) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) N of Laborie (St. Lucia) (pop: 1,130) --> 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 6.215 kmAntigua and Barbuda region, Leeward Islands (Antigua & Barbuda)USGS
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