Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 38 km west of Tobias Fornier, Philippines, on Friday, August 17, 1962 at 05:04 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.478°N / 121.604°E↗ (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.478°S / 58.396°W↗
Nearest volcano: Canlaon (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) W of Tobias Fornier (pop: 2,890) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Hamtic (pop: 4,820) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of Sibalom (Antique) (pop: 7,300) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Miagao (Iloilo) (pop: 8,880) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Tigbauan (Iloilo) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WSW of Iloilo City (pop: 387,700) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Bago City (pop: 150,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WNW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) W of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||20 km||Panay, Philippines||USGS|
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