2 spots left on Iceland Geo Tour 16-30 July 2022

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, July 15, 1965 at 18:33 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, July 15, 1965 at 18:33 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, July 15, 1965 at 18:33 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 570 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 15, 1965 18:33:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth570.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.74°N / 123.811°E (Philippines)
Antipode7.74°S / 56.189°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMalindang (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) ESE of Caromatan (Lanao del Norte) (pop: 5,330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) SSE of Tangub (Misamis Occidental) (pop: 29,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Muricay (pop: 132,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Pagadian City (pop: 186,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) S of Ozamiz City (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Marawi City (pop: 143,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) SW of Mantampay (pop: 265,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) SW of Iligan City (pop: 342,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) NW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
823 km (512 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.0570 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android


[More info]

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Jul 20, 1965 13:18
57 years ago

25 km
13 km N of Bualan, Province of Maguindanao, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.