Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 17 June 1969 at 19:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 17 June 1969 at 19:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 203 km depth

Date & time: 17 Jun 1969 07:26:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 202.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.033°N / 145.477°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) NNW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
426 km (265 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
452 km (281 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
617 km (384 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
626 km (389 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
634 km (394 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
645 km (401 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.5203 kmMaug Islands region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 17 June 1969 at 19:26 (GMT)
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