Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Saipan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Sunday, 6 June 1993 at 13:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Saipan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Sunday, 6 June 1993 at 13:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 14 km depth

Date & time: 6 Jun 1993 01:23:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 13.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.823°N / 146.595°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: East Diamante (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km (70 mi) NE of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
141 km (88 mi) NE of San Jose (Tinian) (pop: 15,000)
235 km (146 mi) NE of Dugi Village (Rota)
271 km (168 mi) SSE of Pagan Village (Pagan Island, Northern Islands) (pop: 50)
318 km (198 mi) NE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
330 km (205 mi) NE of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Chalan Pago Ordot, Guam) (pop: 6,820)
341 km (212 mi) NE of Santa Rita Village (Agat, Guam) (pop: 7,500)
346 km (215 mi) NE of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.514 kmSaipan region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Saipan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, 6 June 13:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 17 Jul 1993 00:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 1993 19:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    61.9 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Saipan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Sunday, 6 June 1993 at 13:23 (GMT)
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