Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 13 km northeast of Asia, Philippines, on Sunday, 6 March 1955 at 13:33 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.649°N / 122.576°E (Province of Negros Occidental, Western Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) E of Bacuyangan (Negros Occidental) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNE of Asia (Negros Occidental) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) ESE of Sipalay (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Bayawan (Negros Oriental, Central Visayas) (pop: 36,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NW of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental, Central Visayas) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) W of Bais City (Central Visayas) (pop: 65,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Tinongan (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) WSW of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
578 km (359 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: 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||15 km||Negros, Philippines||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Jul 1955 13:57 UTC| M 6.1 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|30 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 10.1 km west of Sipalay, Philippines, on Saturday, 23 July 1955 at 13:57 (GMT)