Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Volcano Islands, Japan Region (Northern Mariana Islands), on Tuesday, 28 March 2000 at 11:00 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake  - Volcano Islands, Japan Region (Northern Mariana Islands), on Tuesday, 28 March 2000 at 11:00 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 127 km depth

Date & time: 28 Mar 2000 11:00:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 126.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.338°N / 143.73°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Fukujin (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
514 km (319 mi) NNW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
821 km (510 mi) NNW of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
844 km (524 mi) NNW of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.6127 kmVolcano Islands, Japan region (Northern Mariana Islands)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake Volcano Islands, Japan Region (Northern Mariana Islands), 28 March 11:00 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 05 Mar 2002 08:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    107.8 km (67 mi) depth
    |
    254 km (158 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2001 12:07 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    189 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2001 07:27 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 2001 13:10 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    290 km (180.2 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) on Tuesday, 3 July 2001 at 13:10 (GMT)
  • 07 May 2001 06:53 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    273 km (169 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Apr 2001 12:13 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 2001 02:25 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    22.1 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    369 km (229 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 2001 03:03 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    41.9 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    144 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 2001 08:58 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    87.3 km (54.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2000 20:02 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    137.5 km (85.4 mi) depth
    |
    237 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2000 20:54 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    361 km (224 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2000 17:19 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    99.6 km (61.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2000 14:39 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    297 km (184 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 2000 22:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    88.5 km (55 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 2000 19:16 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    109.1 km (67.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2000 22:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    105.7 km (65.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Volcano Islands, Japan Region (Northern Mariana Islands), on Tuesday, 28 March 2000 at 11:00 (GMT)

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