Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 8.6 km east of Rizal, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Saturday, June 7, 1947 at 18:47 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.182°N / 124.658°E↗ (Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Antipode: 11.182°S / 55.342°W↗
Nearest volcano: Alto (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NE of Lim-oo (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) S of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NNE of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) W of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) W of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) W of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NE of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (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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