Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - 10.5 km west of Leon, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Saturday, January 24, 1948 at 17:46 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.8°N / 122.295°E↗ (Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.8°S / 57.705°W↗
Nearest volcano: Canlaon (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) W of Leon (Iloilo) (pop: 5,170) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Iloilo City (pop: 387,700) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Passi (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Bago City (pop: 150,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) W of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of Talisay (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Binonga (pop: 84,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Mansilingan (pop: 454,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Victorias City (pop: 86,500) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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