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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 84 km east of General Santos City, Philippines, on Sunday, February 11, 1979 at 22:22 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 84 km east of General Santos City, Philippines, on Sunday, February 11, 1979 at 22:22 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 84 km east of General Santos City, Philippines, on Sunday, February 11, 1979 at 22:22 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 142 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 11, 1979 22:22:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 142.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.987°N / 125.919°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 5.987°S / 54.081°W
Nearest volcano: Balut (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) E of Mangili (pop: 3,020) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) E of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) E of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ENE of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.1142 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Aug 7, 1979 08:41
43 years ago

219 km
32 km SE of Sigaboy Island, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jul 18, 1979 00:05
43 years ago

78 km
40 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Jun 8, 1979 05:40
43 years ago

167 km
60 km NE of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 6, 1979 11:10
43 years ago

89 km
90 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 12, 1979 11:11
43 years ago

145 km
96 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 28, 1979 16:54
43 years ago

111 km
81 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore

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