Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Thursday, 20 March 1969 at 16:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Thursday, 20 March 1969 at 16:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 20 Mar 1969 04:18:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.697°N / 127.217°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) E of Aras-asan (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 5,100)
104 km (64 mi) ENE of Hinatuan (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 10,100)
120 km (74 mi) ESE of Tandag (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 29,000)
144 km (89 mi) E of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 28,600)
161 km (100 mi) NE of Monkayo (Compostela Valley, Davao Region) (pop: 51,400)
186 km (116 mi) E of Butuan (Agusan Del Norte, Caraga) (pop: 309,700)
253 km (157 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
348 km (216 mi) ENE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.120 kmPhilippine Islands region (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 20 March 16:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 Mar 1969 23:38 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Thursday, 20 March 1969 at 16:18 (GMT)
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