Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Sunday, 15 February 1976 at 01:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Sunday, 15 February 1976 at 01:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 15 Feb 1976 01:54:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13°N / 125.788°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) NE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130)
89 km (55 mi) NE of Palapag (Northern Samar) (pop: 8,340)
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030)
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700)
103 km (64 mi) NNE of Oras (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,020)
137 km (85 mi) ENE of Catarman (pop: 47,400)
213 km (132 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100)
256 km (159 mi) NNE of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200)
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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M 6.133 kmPhilippine Islands region (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 15 February 01:54 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 28 Jun 1976 14:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13874 km (8621 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 29 Apr 1976 12:07 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13874 km (8621 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 26 Feb 1976 18:07 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Feb 1976 22:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 1976 02:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 12:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 11:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 02:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1976 02:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Sunday, 15 February 1976 at 01:54 (GMT)
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