Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 82 km northeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, March 4, 1970 at 14:27 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.273°N / 126.891°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 7.273°S / 53.109°W↗
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) E of Santiago (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Baculin (pop: 2,970) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of San Ignacio (pop: 6,300) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Baganga (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) E of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) E of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||35 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 5, 1970 14:12|
51 years ago
|Philippine Sea, 35 km SE of Daquit Island, Philippines||More|