Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 19 km south of Asia, Philippines, on Tuesday, 4 July 1972 at 10:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.379°N / 122.536°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSW of Colipapa (Negros Occidental) (pop: 7,680) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) S of Asia (Negros Occidental) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Bayawan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 36,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) W of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSE of Sipalay (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Bais City (pop: 65,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Dumaguete (pop: 113,500) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SW of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
605 km (376 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||45 km||Negros, Philippines||USGS|
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