Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Saturday, 2 December 1972 at 03:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Saturday, 2 December 1972 at 03:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 60 km depth

Date & time: 2 Dec 1972 03:56:58 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.148°N / 127.492°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Bobon (Davao) (pop: 4,520)
159 km (99 mi) SE of Manay (Davao) (pop: 20,300)
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Mati (Davao) (pop: 105,900)
232 km (144 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
236 km (147 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (Davao) (pop: 233,300)
238 km (148 mi) ESE of Panabo (Davao) (pop: 84,700)
245 km (152 mi) ESE of Digos (Davao) (pop: 116,100)
357 km (222 mi) ESE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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