Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 13 km southeast of Real, Quezon, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Friday, August 20, 1937 at 11:59 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.575°N / 121.68°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 14.575°S / 58.32°W↗
Nearest volcano: Laguna (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) E of Tignoan (pop: 4,160) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NE of Pangil (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NE of Paete (pop: 26,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NE of Lumbang (Lalawigan ng Laguna) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NE of Santa Cruz (pop: 108,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Tanay (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Morong (pop: 49,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) ENE of Binangonan (pop: 219,200) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) E of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.5||15 km||Luzon, Philippines||USGS|
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