Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 23 km south of Maloh, Philippines, on Tuesday, 8 April 1952 at 10:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.854°N / 122.96°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) S of Maloh (pop: 5,110) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NW of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Dapitan (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Bayawan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 36,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Dumaguete (pop: 113,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Tanjay (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Bais City (pop: 65,600) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) WNW of irigan (pop: 342,600) --> See nearby quakes!
675 km (419 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||35 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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