Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 52 km north of Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, on Saturday, 30 January 1982 at 02:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 63 km depth
Date & time: 30 Jan 1982 02:35:10 UTC
Depth: 63.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.737°N / 61.43°W (Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe)
Nearest volcano: Septentrional Chain (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NNE of Anse-Bertrand (pop: 5,150) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) N of Les Abymes (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NNE of Baie-Mahault (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SE of Saint John (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NNE of Basse-Terre (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) SSE of Codrington (Antigua & Barbuda) (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Basseterre (St. Kitts & Nevis) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) N of Roseau (Dominica) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SE of Gustavia (St. Barthélemy) (pop: 5,990) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SE of Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SE of Marigot (St. Martin) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) SE of The Valley (Anguilla) (pop: 2,040) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) N of Fort-de-France (Martinique) (pop: 90,000) --> 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||63 km||Guadeloupe region, Leeward Islands||USGS|
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