Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 2.2 km southeast of Gumaca, Quezon, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Tuesday, February 19, 1974 at 03:30 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 17 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.909°N / 122.116°E↗ (Quezon, Calabarzon, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.909°S / 57.884°W↗
Nearest volcano: Banahaw (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SE of Gumaca (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) W of Lopez (Quezon) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Calauag (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Atimonan (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NNW of Catanauan (pop: 26,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) E of Pagbilao (pop: 40,800) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) E of Lucena City (pop: 228,800) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Calamba (pop: 316,600) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SE of Quezon City (National Capital Region) (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||17 km||Luzon, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 19 Feb 1974 19:35 UTC| M 4.7 |43 km (26.7 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details