Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 14 km north of Panay Island, Catanduanes, Bicol, Philippines, on Sunday, January 24, 1982 at 06:08 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 14 km north of Panay Island, Catanduanes, Bicol, Philippines, on Sunday, January 24, 1982 at 06:08 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 37 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 24, 1982 06:08:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 37.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.085°N / 124.347°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 14.085°S / 55.653°W
Nearest volcano: Sangay (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) ENE of Pandan (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,090) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Panganiban (Catanduanes) (pop: 3,840) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NE of Tubli (Catanduanes) (pop: 2,450) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) N of Gigmoto (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) N of Virac (Catanduanes) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) NE of Tabaco City (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Iriga City (pop: 94,800) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) ENE of Naga City (pop: 174,900) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) E of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.437 kmCatanduanes, PhilippinesUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jul 23, 1982 04:44
40 years ago

60 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km E of Catanduanes Island, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Mar 21, 1982 00:58
40 years ago

27 km
Sulapa Island, 52 km NE of Naga City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 19, 1982 04:16
40 years ago

33 km
Philippine Sea, 26 km E of Sulapa Island, PhilippinesMore
Mar 12, 1982 06:34
40 years ago

10 km
Sulapa Island, 49 km NE of Naga City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 12, 1982 06:06
40 years ago

10 km
Province of Camarines Sur, 77 km N of Legazpi, PhilippinesMore
Mar 12, 1982 05:27
40 years ago

10 km
53 km NE of Naga City, Province of Camarines Sur, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Mar 11, 1982 23:40
40 years ago

10 km
Philippine Sea, 3.9 km S of Sulapa Island, PhilippinesMore
Feb 28, 1982 14:26
40 years ago

33 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km NE of Panay Island, Catanduanes, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Feb 21, 1982 22:47
40 years ago

33 km
Philippine Sea, 6.9 km E of Panay Island, Catanduanes, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Feb 15, 1982 04:07
40 years ago

88 km
Philippine Sea, 20 km SW of Porongpong Island, Catanduanes, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 26, 1982 18:39
40 years ago

54 km
Philippine Sea, 12 km N of Panay Island, Catanduanes, Bicol, PhilippinesMore

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