Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Sunday, 7 November 1976 at 17:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Sunday, 7 November 1976 at 17:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 60 km depth

Date & time: 7 Nov 1976 05:09:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.478°N / 126.375°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NNE of Hinatuan (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 10,100)
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Barobo (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 9,890)
35 km (22 mi) ESE of Lianga (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 13,600)
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 28,600)
55 km (34 mi) NE of Bunawan (Agusan del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 15,500)
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Bayugan (Agusan del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 40,600)
177 km (110 mi) NNE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
256 km (159 mi) NE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.860 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 7 November 17:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 30 Apr 1977 18:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 1977 04:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14005 km (8702 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Apr 1977 12:49 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1977 10:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    112 km (69.6 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14005 km (8702 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 02 Mar 1977 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 1977 09:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    121 km (75.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 1977 01:50 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1977 21:47 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 1977 17:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1977 10:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1976 04:17 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1976 21:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14005 km (8702 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Nov 1976 14:23 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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