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Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 67 km northeast of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, on Wednesday, June 18, 1980 at 17:14 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 67 km northeast of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, on Wednesday, June 18, 1980 at 17:14 GMT Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 67 km northeast of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, on Wednesday, June 18, 1980 at 17:14 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 54 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 18, 1980 17:14:54 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.475°N / 126.657°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 9.475°S / 53.343°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Cortes (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) ESE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Cantilan (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 9,410) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ESE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) ENE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NNE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
840 km (522 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.854 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (68 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 14, 1980 12:40
41 years ago
5.0

56 km
91 km E of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Nov 15, 1980 09:40
42 years ago
5.2

98 km
Tigdos Island, 13 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 9, 1980 10:02
42 years ago
4.4

93 km
34 km S of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Oct 27, 1980 17:07
42 years ago
4.4

76 km
45 km NE of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Oct 24, 1980 14:07
42 years ago
4.8

62 km
194 km E of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Oct 24, 1980 01:11
42 years ago
4.7

79 km
29 km N of Bancuyo Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Sep 8, 1980 15:55
42 years ago
4.1

33 km
Macangani Island, 8.8 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Sep 7, 1980 15:34
42 years ago
4.6

33 km
69 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Sep 1, 1980 04:28
42 years ago
5.1

137 km
23 km E of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 24, 1980 22:57
42 years ago
4.4

57 km
62 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 21, 1980 17:48
42 years ago
4.6

27 km
85 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 19, 1980 23:40
42 years ago
5.4

46 km
22 km E of Tigdos Island, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 9, 1980 15:54
42 years ago
4.9

52 km
88 km NE of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 9, 1980 15:51
42 years ago
4.8

50 km
98 km NE of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Aug 9, 1980 13:51
42 years ago
4.9

60 km
98 km NE of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jul 28, 1980 15:17
42 years ago
4.9

67 km
Pangasinan Island, 36 km N of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jul 28, 1980 06:37
42 years ago
5.0

56 km
39 km SE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jul 17, 1980 16:06
42 years ago
4.9

61 km
22 km E of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jul 3, 1980 23:35
42 years ago
4.9

39 km
77 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jul 3, 1980 02:55
42 years ago
4.7

33 km
85 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jul 2, 1980 09:44
42 years ago
5.2

33 km
73 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 29, 1980 16:56
42 years ago
5.0

51 km
78 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 26, 1980 15:47
42 years ago
5.0

33 km
164 km E of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 25, 1980 04:29
42 years ago
4.9

74 km
77 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 23, 1980 14:54
42 years ago
5.1

33 km
52 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 23, 1980 13:53
42 years ago
5.2

48 km
55 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 23, 1980 13:46
42 years ago
5.1

53 km
50 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 23, 1980 00:56
42 years ago
4.3

61 km
94 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 22, 1980 23:12
42 years ago
4.8

60 km
81 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 22, 1980 22:52
42 years ago
4.7

53 km
54 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 21, 1980 07:00
42 years ago
4.8

33 km
72 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 21, 1980 04:39
42 years ago
5.0

44 km
75 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 21, 1980 02:34
42 years ago
4.7

54 km
26 km NE of Taganauan Island, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 21, 1980 02:31
42 years ago
4.8

33 km
70 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 21, 1980 02:21
42 years ago
5.1

51 km
72 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 20, 1980 01:45
42 years ago
4.9

33 km
43 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 23:40
42 years ago
4.7

52 km
Taganauan Island, 29 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 21:47
42 years ago
4.0

61 km
Cambiling Island, 74 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 21:00
42 years ago
4.7

39 km
121 km E of Surigao City, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 17:56
42 years ago
4.6

33 km
43 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 15:29
42 years ago
5.6

47 km
46 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 15:24
42 years ago
4.8

33 km
52 km E of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 15:16
42 years ago
4.8

51 km
70 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 14:14
42 years ago
5.5

36 km
49 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 13:19
42 years ago
5.1

37 km
54 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 13:08
42 years ago
4.7

33 km
70 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 08:33
42 years ago
4.9

59 km
71 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 06:40
42 years ago
5.9

45 km
76 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 06:29
42 years ago
4.8

80 km
Macangani Island, 20 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 04:33
42 years ago
4.8

56 km
31 km NE of Taganauan Island, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 03:38
42 years ago
4.6

43 km
54 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 02:30
42 years ago
4.7

39 km
75 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 01:53
42 years ago
4.9

47 km
69 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 01:33
42 years ago
4.9

64 km
25 km SE of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 1980 01:05
42 years ago
5.1

40 km
47 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 23:50
42 years ago
5.6

53 km
71 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 23:24
42 years ago
5.0

33 km
71 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 22:52
42 years ago
4.9

40 km
47 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 22:10
42 years ago
4.4

46 km
96 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 20:43
42 years ago
5.0

55 km
23 km E of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 20:28
42 years ago
4.4

33 km
33 km SE of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 20:14
42 years ago
4.7

41 km
80 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 19:54
42 years ago
5.0

18 km
79 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 19:18
42 years ago
5.5

40 km
50 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 18:56
42 years ago
4.6

33 km
34 km E of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 18:24
42 years ago
5.1

63 km
35 km NE of Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 18:18
42 years ago
5.1

62 km
Lajanosa Island, 96 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Jun 18, 1980 18:15
42 years ago
5.1

38 km
37 km E of Lajanosa Island, Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
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