Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 34 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Monday, March 30, 1970 at 16:46 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 50 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.754°N / 126.451°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.754°S / 53.549°W↗
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SE of Bobon (pop: 4,520) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) ENE of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) E of San Isidro (Davao Oriental) (pop: 9,710) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ESE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) S of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) ESE of Samal (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSE of San Mariano (Compostela Valley) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ENE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||50 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 05 Jul 1970 14:12 UTC| M 5.8 |45 km (28 mi) depth|82 km (51 mi) distance| USGS | Details