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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Pulau Baronto, 142 km southeast of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Thursday, July 14, 1983 at 19:47 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Pulau Baronto, 142 km southeast of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Thursday, July 14, 1983 at 19:47 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Pulau Baronto, 142 km southeast of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Thursday, July 14, 1983 at 19:47 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 43 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 14, 1983 19:47:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.557°N / 126.452°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode5.557°S / 53.548°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBalut (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities94 km (59 mi) SSE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) SE of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) ESE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (95 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) ESE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) S of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (106 mi) ESE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (120 mi) SSE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.343 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 17, 1983 17:28
39 years ago
4.8

56 km
Philippines, 20 km W of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Dec 14, 1983 20:37
39 years ago
4.6

55 km
28 km E of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Nov 11, 1983 11:09
39 years ago
4.9

111 km
129 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Oct 12, 1983 03:57
39 years ago
4.8

122 km
Philippines, 35 km W of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Jul 29, 1983 20:25
39 years ago
5.2

53 km
Pulau Baronto, Indonesia, 171 km SE of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Jul 19, 1983 10:50
39 years ago
4.5

84 km
Philippines, 30 km W of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Jul 17, 1983 05:22
39 years ago
5.2

50 km
20 km SW of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Jul 16, 1983 08:56
39 years ago
4.7

33 km
Pulau Mianggas, 155 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jul 16, 1983 02:32
39 years ago
5.2

45 km
Pulau Baronto, 149 km SE of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jul 15, 1983 12:22
39 years ago
4.7

33 km
Pulau Baronto, 161 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jul 15, 1983 10:45
39 years ago
5.7

49 km
Pulau Baronto, 143 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore

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