Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 14 km northeast of Cataingan, Philippines, on Monday, 29 August 1938 at 15:22 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.065°N / 124.101°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Maripipi (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) ENE of San Pedro (pop: 2,320) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) NE of Placer (Masbate) (pop: 5,970) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) W of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Masbate (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSE of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SW of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||15 km||Samar, Philippines||USGS|
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