Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Friday, 16 June 1978 at 07:57 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Friday, 16 June 1978 at 07:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 139 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jun 1978 07:57:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 139.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.861°N / 126.321°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) E of Monkayo (Compostela Valley, Davao Region) (pop: 51,400)
33 km (21 mi) NE of Compostela (Davao Region) (pop: 42,600)
39 km (24 mi) S of Bislig (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 67,600)
73 km (45 mi) NE of Magugpo Poblacion (Davao del Norte, Davao Region) (pop: 233,300)
117 km (73 mi) NE of Davao (Davao Region) (pop: 1,212,500)
148 km (92 mi) SE of Butuan (Agusan Del Norte, Caraga) (pop: 309,700)
220 km (137 mi) NE of Budta (SOCCSKSARGEN) (pop: 1,273,700)
232 km (144 mi) NE of General Santos (Region XII) (pop: 679,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
16 Jun 1978 07:57:00 GMT
139 km
Mindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 16 June 07:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Nov 1978 10:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Friday, 16 June 1978 at 07:57 (GMT)
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