Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - South China Sea, 5.1 km northwest of Wawa, Philippines, on Tuesday, October 23, 1956 at 08:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 90 km depth
Depth: 90.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.498°N / 120.713°E↗ (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.498°S / 59.287°W↗
Nearest volcano: Panay (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NW of Wawa (pop: 4,880) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NNE of Mamburao (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SW of Bauan (Batangas) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Taal (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of San Pascual (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) S of Balayan (Batangas) (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) S of Balayan (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SSW of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||90 km||Mindoro, Philippines||USGS|
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