Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 6.8 km south of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Saturday, March 14, 1953 at 17:00 GMT
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.354°N / 125.62°E (Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.354°S / 54.38°W
Nearest volcano: Matutum (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) S of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SE of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) ENE of Maluñgun (Soccsksargen) (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NE of Alabel (Soccsksargen) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of General Santos City (Soccsksargen) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Polomolok (Soccsksargen) (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Central (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.3||35 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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