Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 22 km northeast of Gubat, Philippines, on Monday, May 3, 1943 at 01:59 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.001°N / 124.312°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.001°S / 55.688°W↗
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Bagacay (pop: 3,160) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) E of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NE of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Malilipot (Albay) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Polangui (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||15 km||Catanduanes, Philippines||USGS|
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