Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 78 km northeast of Tacloban City, Philippines, on Sunday, October 26, 1980 at 05:14 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 78 km northeast of Tacloban City, Philippines, on Sunday, October 26, 1980 at 05:14 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 48 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Oct 26, 1980 05:14:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.751°N / 125.502°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 11.751°S / 54.498°W
Nearest volcano: Biliran (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) E of San Julian (pop: 3,070) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) E of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NE of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (148 mi) NE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
583 km (362 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> 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!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.148 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

  • 23 Mar 1981 04:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    48.2 km (30 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 1981 17:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 1981 15:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    56.2 km (34.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 1980 01:03 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13864 km (8615 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13864 km (8615 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Nov 1980 00:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1980 17:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 1980 22:37 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 1980 13:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13864 km (8615 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13864 km (8615 mi) distance
    | | Details

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