Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 20 December 1978 at 20:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 44 km depth
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.535°N / 123.882°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Blit (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) W of Bantogon (pop: 5,380) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) W of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Kulaman (pop: 3,380) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Puloypuloy (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 5,130) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Isulan (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Tacurong (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SW of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
952 km (591 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||44 km||Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, 20 December 1978 20:41 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 20 Dec 1978 21:25 UTC| M 4.2 |52 km (32.3 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|13751 km (8545 mi) distance| | Details