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Major magnitude 8.0 earthquake - Sigaboy Island, 5.9 km west of La Union, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Monday, April 14, 1924 at 16:20 GMT

Major magnitude 8.0 earthquake - Sigaboy Island, 5.9 km west of La Union, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Monday, April 14, 1924 at 16:20 GMT Major magnitude 8.0 earthquake - Sigaboy Island, 5.9 km west of La Union, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Monday, April 14, 1924 at 16:20 GMT

Major magnitude 8.0 earthquake at 15 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 14, 1924 16:20:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude8
Depth15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.722°N / 126.038°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode6.722°S / 53.962°W
Shaking intensitySevere shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) WNW of La Union (Davao Oriental) (pop: 5,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) S of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) SW of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SE of Samal (pop: 43,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NE of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) E of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) SSE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (115 mi) ESE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1016 joules (17527 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 942.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
8.015 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 27, 1926 05:19
96 years ago
6.2

15 km
Leyte, PhilippinesMore
May 20, 1926 07:02
97 years ago
6.6

35 km
48 km SW of Glan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Mar 4, 1926 09:30
97 years ago
6.5

15 km
IndonesiaMore
Dec 27, 1925 10:28
97 years ago
6.3

35 km
126 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 26, 1925 18:23
97 years ago
6.5

20 km
9.5 km S of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 3, 1925 04:33
98 years ago
7.0

15 km
93 km E of Bitung, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
May 5, 1925 10:06
98 years ago
6.7

15 km
Negros - Cebu Region, PhilippinesMore
Apr 7, 1925 18:05
98 years ago
6.3

25 km
39 km NE of Manay, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Oct 27, 1924 19:57
98 years ago
6.2

20 km
Mindanao, PhilippinesMore
Sep 14, 1924 14:08
98 years ago
6.4

15 km
163 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 30, 1924 03:04
99 years ago
7.1

15 km
77 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore

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