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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 29 km southeast of Lajanosa Island, Philippines, on Tuesday, March 5, 1968 at 18:16 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 29 km southeast of Lajanosa Island, Philippines, on Tuesday, March 5, 1968 at 18:16 GMT Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 29 km southeast of Lajanosa Island, Philippines, on Tuesday, March 5, 1968 at 18:16 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: Mar 5, 1968 18:16:38 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.507°N / 126.415°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 9.507°S / 53.585°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) NE of Cortes (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ESE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ENE of Cantilan (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 9,410) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) ESE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ENE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
819 km (509 mi) SE 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!) | about seismic energy
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6.335 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Mar 5, 1968 18:38
54 years ago

35 km
Lajanosa Island, 27 km E of Socorro, PhilippinesMore

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