Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 82 km southeast of Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Saturday, 2 December 1972 at 01:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 62 km depth
Date & time: 2 Dec 1972 01:40:50 UTC
Depth: 62.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.343°N / 126.626°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) E of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) S of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) E of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SE of Samal (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) ESE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||62 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 10 Jan 1973 04:35 UTC| M 4.8 |83 km (51.6 mi) depth|28 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Dec 1972 17:46 UTC| M 5.7 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|36 km (23 mi) distance| USGS | Details