Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 at 16:40 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Mariana Islands on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 at 16:40 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Apr 17:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 29 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Apr 2015 04:40:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.84°N / 146.08°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (54 mi) NNE of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
405 km (252 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
433 km (269 mi) N of San Jose Village (San Jose) (pop: 15,000)
528 km (328 mi) N of Dugi Village
607 km (377 mi) NNE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
616 km (383 mi) NNE of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
625 km (388 mi) NNE of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
635 km (395 mi) NNE of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.010 kmMariana IslandsGFZ

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Mariana Islands on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 at 16:40 (GMT)
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