Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 85 km northeast of Polillo Island, Philippines, on Wednesday, April 15, 1970 at 13:14 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.219°N / 122.624°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 15.219°S / 57.376°W↗
Nearest volcano: Labo (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) NNE of Casuguran (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NE of Patnanungan (Quezon) (pop: 6,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Karligan (pop: 2,560) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Burdeos (pop: 4,550) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NE of Polillo (Quezon) (pop: 5,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) N of Jose Panganiban (Camarines Norte) (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NNW of Daet (pop: 78,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NE of Mauban (Quezon) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NE of Lucena City (pop: 228,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) ENE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||25 km||Philippine Islands region (Philippines)||USGS|
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