Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Casiburan Island, 8.7 km southeast of Casiguran, Philippines, on Friday, July 2, 1954 at 02:45 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.835°N / 124.079°E↗ (Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.835°S / 55.921°W↗
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Barcelona (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NNE of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSE of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Polangui (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Iriga City (pop: 94,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NNW of Tacloban City (Eastern Visayas) (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) ESE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||15 km||Samar, Philippines||USGS|
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