Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Province of Davao Oriental, 30 km east of Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Philippines, on Friday, June 16, 1978 at 07:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 139 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 139.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.861°N / 126.321°E↗ (Province of Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines)
Antipode: 7.861°S / 53.679°W↗
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) WNW of Cateel (Davao Oriental) (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) E of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SE of Trento (Agusan del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of Bislig City (Caraga) (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Nabunturan (Davao de Oro) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
949 km (590 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||139 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 16 Nov 1978 10:45 UTC| M 5.4 |56 km (34.8 mi) depth|36 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Details