Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 182 km southwest of Colonia, Micronesia, on Sunday, 11 December 1983 at 09:13 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 24 km depth
Date & time: 11 Dec 1983 09:13:49 UTC
Depth: 23.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.137°N / 137.239°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) ENE of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) ENE of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) ENE of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) ENE of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) ENE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> 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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|6.4||24 km||State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia||USGS|
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