Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 47 km northeast of Dapa, Philippines, on Monday, February 11, 1957 at 14:25 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 47 km northeast of Dapa, Philippines, on Monday, February 11, 1957 at 14:25 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: Feb 11, 1957 14:25:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.998°N / 126.403°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 9.998°S / 53.597°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) ENE of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) E of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) ENE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
781 km (485 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.215 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Feb 13, 1957 00:29
65 years ago

15 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km E of Santa Monica, PhilippinesMore

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