Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 83 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines, on Tuesday, June 3, 1986 at 14:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 83 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines, on Tuesday, June 3, 1986 at 14:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 67 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 3, 1986 14:40:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.378°N / 125.964°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.378°S / 54.036°W
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NNW of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) E of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) N of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ESE of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) NNE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
717 km (445 mi) SE 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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6.167 kmLeyte, PhilippinesUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Jun 29, 1986 09:35
35 years ago

56 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km NE of Bancuyo Island, PhilippinesMore

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