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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 55 km east of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Saturday, January 10, 1970 at 12:07 GMT

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 55 km east of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Saturday, January 10, 1970 at 12:07 GMT Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 55 km east of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Saturday, January 10, 1970 at 12:07 GMT

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 40 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 10, 1970 12:07:07 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude7.2
Depth40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.785°N / 126.682°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode6.785°S / 53.318°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities38 km (24 mi) SE of Lukatan (Davao Oriental) (pop: 2,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) ESE of Bobon (pop: 4,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) SSE of San Ignacio (pop: 6,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SSE of Manay (pop: 20,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) E of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (77 mi) ESE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) ENE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.240 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 4, 1971 15:55
51 years ago
5.5

55 km
27 km N of Quinablangan Island, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Nov 8, 1971 22:43
51 years ago
5.6

170 km
138 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Aug 29, 1971 03:35
51 years ago
5.6

55 km
147 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jun 5, 1971 09:20
52 years ago
5.7

35 km
100 km E of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
May 10, 1971 11:53
52 years ago
5.8

41 km
70 km E of Bislig City, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Apr 20, 1971 16:13
52 years ago
5.7

75 km
42 km NW of Pulau Nusa Island, IndonesiaMore
Mar 16, 1971 20:35
52 years ago
6.1

59 km
102 km E of Bislig City, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Feb 25, 1971 14:36
52 years ago
5.8

85 km
131 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Sep 15, 1970 10:55
52 years ago
5.8

20 km
123 km NE of Bislig City, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jul 5, 1970 14:12
53 years ago
5.8

45 km
35 km SE of Daquit Island, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 30, 1970 16:46
53 years ago
6.8

50 km
34 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 4, 1970 14:27
53 years ago
6.1

35 km
82 km NE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 11, 1970 05:02
53 years ago
6.0

45 km
82 km NE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 1970 14:16
53 years ago
5.7

40 km
66 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 1970 13:59
53 years ago
5.7

40 km
76 km E of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore

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