Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 48 km southeast of Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Tuesday, 12 December 1972 at 17:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 12 Dec 1972 17:46:51 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.654°N / 126.525°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SE of Bobon (pop: 4,520) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Tarragona (Davao Oriental) (pop: 3,780) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) E of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Batobato (Davao Oriental) (pop: 9,710) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) S of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) ENE of General Santos (pop: 679,600) --> 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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|5.7||15 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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