Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Monday, 18 March 1985 at 19:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Monday, 18 March 1985 at 19:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 18 Mar 1985 07:49:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.758°N / 123.544°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Imbing (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SE of Muricay (Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 132,100)
11 km (7 mi) SSW of Tucuran (Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 13,100)
31 km (19 mi) SW of Maranding (Lanao del Norte, Northern Mindanao) (pop: 13,700)
37 km (23 mi) S of Molave (Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 21,100)
41 km (25 mi) SSW of Tangub (Misamis Occidental, Northern Mindanao) (pop: 29,700)
54 km (34 mi) SW of Ozamiz (Northern Mindanao) (pop: 93,100)
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700)
241 km (149 mi) WNW of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.533 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 18 March 19:49 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 04 Aug 1985 02:36 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    35.6 km (22.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Sunday, 4 August 1985 at 02:36 (GMT)
  • 22 Mar 1985 19:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35.7 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 1985 19:03 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 1985 00:58 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 1985 22:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 1985 20:49 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Monday, 18 March 1985 at 19:49 (GMT)
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