Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km south of Colonia, Micronesia, on Saturday, 3 March 1973 at 05:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 49 km depth
Date & time: 3 Mar 1973 05:40:26 UTC
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.936°N / 137.877°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) ENE of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) ENE of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) ENE of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) ENE of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) ENE of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) ENE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||49 km||State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia||USGS|
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