Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Anatahan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 5 February 2005 at 03:34 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Anatahan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 5 February 2005 at 03:34 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 143 km depth

Date & time: 5 Feb 2005 03:34:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 142.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.011°N / 145.867°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: East Diamante (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
119 km (74 mi) NNE of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
235 km (146 mi) S of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
299 km (186 mi) NNE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
309 km (192 mi) NNE of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
327 km (203 mi) NNE of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.6143 kmAnatahan region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Anatahan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, 5 February 03:34 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 May 2005 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Anatahan Region, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 5 February 2005 at 03:34 (GMT)
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