Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 71 km south of Colonia, Micronesia, on Sunday, 3 July 1988 at 11:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 3 Jul 1988 11:43:12 UTC
Depth: 14.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.919°N / 137.896°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) ENE of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) ENE of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) ENE of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ENE of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) ENE of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) ENE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||15 km||State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 07 Nov 1988 04:42 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|56 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Jul 1988 07:13 UTC| M 4.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|44 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Details