Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Bohol Sea, 61 km southeast of Dumaguete, Philippines, on Thursday, 20 September 1973 at 20:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 560 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 560.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.048°N / 123.789°E (Bohol Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Lazi (Siquijor) (pop: 3,430) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Dapitan (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ESE of Dumaguete (pop: 113,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) N of Oroquieta (pop: 39,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) ESE of Sibulan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Tagbilaran (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NE of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SE of Bais City (pop: 65,600) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
689 km (428 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||560 km||Negros - Cebu region, Philippines||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Oct 1973 14:52 UTC| M 5.1 |554 km (344.2 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details