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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 145 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Friday, March 9, 1973 at 10:06 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 145 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Friday, March 9, 1973 at 10:06 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 145 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Friday, March 9, 1973 at 10:06 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 55 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 9, 1973 10:06:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.274°N / 127.336°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode6.274°S / 52.664°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities128 km (80 mi) E of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) SE of Manay (pop: 20,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
162 km (101 mi) ESE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) E of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Samal (pop: 43,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
210 km (131 mi) ESE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
214 km (133 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
216 km (134 mi) ESE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) SE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.055 kmPhilippine Islands region (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 29, 1973 22:30
49 years ago
4.4

87 km
Philippines, 67 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jul 27, 1973 08:11
49 years ago
4.7

78 km
152 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jun 4, 1973 09:57
49 years ago
4.4

84 km
Philippines, 77 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Apr 17, 1973 14:21
49 years ago
5.1

69 km
159 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 3, 1973 02:01
49 years ago
4.2

81 km
Philippines, 85 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 10, 1973 05:19
49 years ago
4.7

70 km
125 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 1973 00:58
49 years ago
4.7

82 km
119 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore

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