Earthquakes on the Northern Mariana Islands

On the Northern Mariana Islands there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

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Earthquakes on the Northern Mariana Islands since 1950

The strongest earthquake on the Northern Mariana Islands happened on 07/29/2016 in the region Northern Mariana Islands with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
07/29/2016Northern Mariana Islands14 km7.70
05/29/2010Anatahan Region, N. Mariana Islands50 km4.40
08/14/2002Saipan52 km6.50
04/23/1997Guam28 km6.50
04/05/1990Saipan; Guam35 km7.50

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.