M6.0 earthquake - 166km SW of Sarangani, Philippines, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at 04:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 166km SW of Sarangani, Philippines, on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:42

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 166km SW of Sarangani, Philippines, on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:42

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 337 km depth

17 Oct 05:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 33 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Oct 2012 04:42:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:42
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 337.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.1906°N / 124.573°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
224 km (139 mi) SSW of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
232 km (144 mi) SSW of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000)
259 km (161 mi) S of Koronadal (Philippines) (pop: 125,500)
303 km (188 mi) N of Manado (pop: 451,900)
312 km (194 mi) NNW of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
321 km (199 mi) N of Tomohon (pop: 27,600)
323 km (201 mi) N of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300)
2284 km (1419 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 6.0337 km166km SW of Sarangani, PhilippinesUSGS
M 6.0333 kmCelebes SeaGFZ
M 5.7344 kmCelebes SeaGeoAu
M 5.7330 km191 km S 33° W of Sarangani (Davao del Sur)PHILVOLCS
M 5.7328 kmCelebes SeaBMKG

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Davao / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 166km SW of Sarangani, Philippines, Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:42

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Nov 2012 08:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    126.2 km (78.4 mi) depth
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2012 01:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    319.6 km (198.6 mi) depth
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 166km SW of Sarangani, Philippines, on Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:42
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