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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 53 km southeast of Pulau Baronto Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, September 24, 1957 at 08:21 GMT

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 53 km southeast of Pulau Baronto Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, September 24, 1957 at 08:21 GMT Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 53 km southeast of Pulau Baronto Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, September 24, 1957 at 08:21 GMT

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 35 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 24, 1957 08:21:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.327°N / 127.005°E (Philippine Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode5.327°S / 52.995°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBalut (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities196 km (122 mi) SE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) ESE of Malapatan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (128 mi) SSE of Lupon (Davao Oriental, Philippines) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (129 mi) ESE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (129 mi) ESE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
218 km (136 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
241 km (150 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
242 km (150 mi) SE of Samal (Philippines) (pop: 43,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) SE of Central (Philippines) (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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7.235 kmPhilippine Islands region (Indonesia)USGS
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Sep 11, 1958 18:01
65 years ago

35 km
24 km NE of Manay, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Sep 26, 1957 18:46
66 years ago

55 km
Philippines, 49 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 25, 1957 16:36
66 years ago

25 km
237 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore

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