Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Saturday, 15 November 1975 at 20:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Samar, Philippines, on Saturday, 15 November 1975 at 20:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 11 km depth

Date & time: 15 Nov 1975 08:39:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.946°N / 125.91°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) NE of Gamay (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 9,130)
94 km (58 mi) NE of Arteche (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 5,030)
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Palapag (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 8,340)
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Oras (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 9,020)
106 km (66 mi) ENE of Laoang (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 16,700)
147 km (91 mi) ENE of Catarman (Eastern Visayas) (pop: 47,400)
366 km (227 mi) NE of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600)
410 km (255 mi) NE of Bacolod City (Western Visayas) (pop: 454,900)
Primary data source: USGS
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.111 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Samar, Philippines, 15 November 20:39 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 29 Apr 1976 12:07 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13888 km (8630 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 26 Feb 1976 18:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 1976 22:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 1976 02:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 12:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (0 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 11:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 02:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 02:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 01:54 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Sunday, 15 February 1976 at 01:54 (GMT)
  • 14 Dec 1975 22:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 1975 12:06 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1975 00:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1975 00:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1975 14:01 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1975 12:10 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Saturday, 15 November 1975 at 20:39 (GMT)
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