Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South China Sea, 99 km southwest of Nasugbu, Philippines, on Wednesday, May 17, 1972 at 05:27 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 26 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 26.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.393°N / 120.036°E↗ (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.393°S / 59.964°W↗
Nearest volcano: Panay (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Looc (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) W of Paluan (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 4,550) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WNW of Mamburao (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Calatagan (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Balayan (Batangas) (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Balayan (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SW of Nasugbu (pop: 62,900) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) W of Calapan (pop: 66,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SW of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> 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||26 km||Mindoro, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 26 May 1972 08:38 UTC| M 5.5 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details