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Significant Quakes Strike Philippines, Micronesia, New Caledonia

Posted by feww on May 16, 2014


 EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.7Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-16 00:40:15 UTC
Location: 22.477°S 173.065°E depth=7.7km (4.8mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 104km (65mi) E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-15 10:16:41 UTC
Location: 9.376°N 122.068°E depth=14.0km (8.7mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 50km (31mi) WSW of Alim, Philippines
  • 52km (32mi) WSW of Asia, Philippines
  • 55km (34mi) SW of Sipalay, Philippines
  • 80km (50mi) W of Bayawan, Philippines
  • 590km (367mi) SSE of Manila, Philippines

Magnitude: 6.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-15 08:16:34 UTC
Location: 6.509°N 144.899°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 96km (60mi) SSE of Ifalik, Micronesia
  • 757km (470mi) W of Weno, Micronesia
  • 767km (477mi) S of Mangilao Village, Guam
  • 771km (479mi) S of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Guam
  • 770km (478mi) S of Hagatna, Guam

EQ Location Map

EQ Loc,map 16may14
Source: USGS/EHP

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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.


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

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)
  • 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.

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