Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 9.6 km east of Mercedes, Philippines, on Sunday, October 28, 1956 at 10:45 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.083°N / 123.096°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 14.083°S / 56.904°W↗
Nearest volcano: Cone-Culasi (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Mercedes (Camarines Norte) (pop: 17,000) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ESE of Daet (pop: 78,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ESE of Labo (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NNW of Calabanga (Camarines Sur) (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Magarao (Camarines Sur) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ESE of Jose Panganiban (Camarines Norte) (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) N of Naga City (pop: 174,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNW of Iriga City (pop: 94,800) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NW of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Manila (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||20 km||Luzon, Philippines||USGS|
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