Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 66 km northeast of Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, on Thursday, 15 May 1969 at 20:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 15 May 1969 20:43:33 UTC
Depth: 34.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.811°N / 61.24°W (Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe)
Nearest volcano: Septentrional Chain (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) NE of Anse-Bertrand (pop: 5,150) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Les Abymes (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Baie-Mahault (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ESE of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) NNE of Basse-Terre (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SE of Codrington (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) N of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) N of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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|M 6.0||35 km||Guadeloupe region, Leeward Islands||USGS|
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