Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 151 km east of Koror Town, Palau, on Monday, 31 May 1982 at 15:18 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 151 km east of Koror Town, Palau, on Monday, 31 May 1982 at 15:18 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 31 May 1982 15:18:55 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.776°N / 135.777°E (Philippines Sea, Palau)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Kayangel (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) E of Ulimang (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ENE of Ngchesar Hamlet (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Imeong Hamlet (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ENE of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) ENE of Angaur State (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SW of Colonia (Yap, Micronesia) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NE of Sonsorol Village (pop: 30) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.433 kmPalau regionUSGS
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