Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Monday, 1 December 1975 at 12:06 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Monday, 1 December 1975 at 12:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: 1 Dec 1975 12:06:57 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.578°N / 126.031°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) NE of San Policarpo (pop: 3,580) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) E of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNE of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) NE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) ESE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
590 km (367 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.630 kmPhilippine Islands region (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 1 December 1975 12:06 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 29 Jan 1976 19:13 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    13907 km (8642 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    13907 km (8642 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 29 Jan 1976 09:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Monday, 1 December 1975 at 12:06 (GMT)
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