Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 232 km southwest of Colonia, Micronesia, on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 at 13:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 14 Aug 2002 13:12:39 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.831°N / 136.88°E (North Pacific Ocean, Micronesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
232 km (144 mi) SW of Colonia (Yap) (pop: 7,370) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) E of Kayangel (Palau) (pop: 188) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) E of Ulimang (Palau) (pop: 581) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) E of Ngchesar Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 300) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) E of Imeong Hamlet (Palau) (pop: 132) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) E of Ngchemiangel (Bkurrengel, Palau) (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) ENE of Koror Town (Koror, Palau) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Kloulklubed (Klouklubed, Palau) (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) ENE of Saipan (Palau) (pop: 320) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||10 km||Palau region (Micronesia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 17 Aug 2002 08:33 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 16 Aug 2002 11:46 UTC| M 4.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|41 km (26 mi) distance| USGS | Details