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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mariana Islands Region

Posted by feww on August 14, 2010

Quake measuring up to 7.4Mw strikes WSW of Hagatna, Guam

Epicentered at 12.409°N, 141.487°E, the quake struck about 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam, at a depth of 4.7km on August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC, USGS/EHP reported.

Aftershocks

The mainshock was followed by about a dozen aftershocks, the largest of which measured up to 6.6Mw, as of posting.

Tsunami
NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami was expected, NWS Pacific Tsunami Center said.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 7.2
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, August 13, 2010 at 21:19:32 UTC
    • Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:19:32 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 12.409°N, 141.487°E
  • Depth 4.7 km (2.9 miles) (poorly constrained)
  • Region MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
  • Distances:
    • 375 km (230 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam
    • 445 km (275 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
    • 485 km (300 miles) NE of Yap, Micronesia
    • 550 km (340 miles) WSW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 5.1 km (3.2 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010zxcf

10-degree Map Centered at 10°N,140°E


Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.

One Response to “Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mariana Islands Region”

  1. Zzozze said

    [How did you happen to come by that sort of “Top Secret” information? Moderator]

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