Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 2 March 1977 at 09:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 2 March 1977 at 09:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 52 km depth

Date & time: 2 Mar 1977 09:53:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.772°N / 123.74°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Blit (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) NW of Bantogon (pop: 5,380)
42 km (26 mi) WNW of Puloypuloy (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 5,130)
42 km (26 mi) NW of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 12,800)
46 km (28 mi) W of South Upi (Maguindanao) (pop: 12,500)
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Upi (Maguindanao) (pop: 9,360)
75 km (47 mi) SW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400)
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700)
209 km (130 mi) W of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
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 6.152 kmMoro Gulf, Mindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, 2 March 09:53 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 10 Aug 1977 09:33 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 1977 05:56 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Mar 1977 06:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 2 March 1977 at 09:53 (GMT)
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