Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) on Tuesday, 14 February 2006 at 15:27 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 40 km depth
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.821°N / 146.18°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Ahyi (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
303 km (188 mi) N of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) N of Alamagan Village (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
625 km (389 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200) --> 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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|M 6.3||40 km||Mariana Islands region (Northern Mariana Islands)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Mariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands) 14 February 2006 15:27 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 01 Jul 2006 19:42 UTC| M 4.5 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|67 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Mar 2006 07:19 UTC| M 4.0 |42.4 km (26.3 mi) depth|70 km (43 mi) distance| USGS | Details