Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Guam Region on Friday, 12 October 2001 at 15:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Guam Region on Friday, 12 October 2001 at 15:02 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 37 km depth

Date & time: 12 Oct 2001 03:02:16 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.686°N / 144.98°E (Guam)
Nearest volcano: Seamount X (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Inarajan Village (pop: 3,050)
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Santa Rita Village (pop: 7,500)
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (pop: 6,820)
94 km (58 mi) S of Dededo Village (pop: 44,900)
95 km (59 mi) S of Yigo Village (pop: 20,500)
263 km (163 mi) SSW of San Jose (Northern Mariana Islands) (pop: 15,000)
293 km (182 mi) SSW of Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands) (pop: 48,200)
827 km (514 mi) ENE of Colonia (Yap, Micronesia) (pop: 7,370)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.037 kmGuam regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Guam Region 12 October 15:02 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 23 Sep 2003 00:47 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    163 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 2003 22:06 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 2003 14:18 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    20.6 km (12.8 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 2003 12:57 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    25.3 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2003 18:19 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    60.4 km (37.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2003 14:45 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    159.9 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2002 08:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Nov 2002 07:12 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 2002 00:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    64.6 km (40.1 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jul 2002 03:37 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    190 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 May 2002 23:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    145.9 km (90.7 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 2002 16:06 UTC
    | M 7.1 |
    85.7 km (53.3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Guam Region on Friday, 26 April 2002 at 16:06 (GMT)
  • 15 Apr 2002 03:52 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    116.6 km (72.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 2002 15:39 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    121.2 km (75.3 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 2001 12:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    88.8 km (55.2 mi) depth
    |
    176 km (109 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2001 05:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Guam Region on Friday, 12 October 2001 at 15:02 (GMT)
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