Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Monday, 18 January 1993 at 01:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Monday, 18 January 1993 at 01:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 151 km depth

Date & time: 18 Jan 1993 01:18:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 151.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.414°N / 145.734°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Pagan (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) N of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
356 km (221 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
383 km (238 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
553 km (344 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
562 km (349 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
571 km (355 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
581 km (361 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
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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M 6.4151 kmPagan region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, 18 January 01:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Apr 1993 14:32 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    500.8 km (311.2 mi) depth
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1993 03:24 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    245 km (152.2 mi) depth
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Pagan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Monday, 18 January 1993 at 01:18 (GMT)

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