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The 1993 Guam earthquake occurred on August 8 at 6:34:26 pm local time with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The thrust earthquake generated a non-destructive tsunami, injured as many as 71 people, and inflicted about $250 million in damage on Guam.

1993 Guam earthquake
1993 Guam earthquake is located in Oceania
1993 Guam earthquake
UTC time1993-08-08 08:34:26
ISC event212641
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateAugust 8, 1993 (1993-08-08)
Local time18:34:26
Magnitude7.8 Mw [1]
Depth59 km (37 mi) [1]
Epicenter13°00′N 144°45′E / 13°N 144.75°E / 13; 144.75Coordinates: 13°00′N 144°45′E / 13°N 144.75°E / 13; 144.75 [1]
TypeThrust
Total damage$250 million [2]
Max. intensityIX (Violent) [2]
Tsunami2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) [2]
Casualties48–71 injured [2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b c d USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey

Sources

  • Campos, J.; Madariaga, R.; Scholz, C. (1996), "Faulting process of the August 8, 1993, Guam earthquake: A thrust event in an otherwise weakly coupled subduction zone", Journal of Geophysical Research, 101 (B8): 17581–17596, Bibcode:1996JGR...10117581C, doi:10.1029/96JB00654

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