Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 81 km northeast of Barcelona, Philippines, on Monday, December 19, 1955 at 03:13 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.542°N / 127.064°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.542°S / 52.936°W↗
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (51 mi) ENE of Barcelona (pop: 3,540) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Hinatuan (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) E of Tagbina (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) ESE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ESE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
945 km (587 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||15 km||Philippine Islands region (Philippines)||USGS|
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