Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 64 km southeast of Pinamalayan, Philippines, on Friday, February 6, 1970 at 02:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.687°N / 121.924°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.687°S / 58.076°W↗
Nearest volcano: Malindig (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NNW of Panique (pop: 2,690) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WNW of San Agustin (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Concepcion (pop: 4,690) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Romblon (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) ENE of Roxas (Oriental Mindoro) (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Mansalay (Oriental Mindoro) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Pinamalayan (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of San Francisco (Quezon) (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SE of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) SSE 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||25 km||Mindoro, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 10 Mar 1970 06:11 UTC| M 5.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details