Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 30 km northeast of Malaybalay, Philippines, on Monday, May 18, 1987 at 07:27 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 16 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 16.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.302°N / 125.362°E↗ (Province of Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.302°S / 54.638°W↗
Nearest volcano: Musuan (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) N of Cabanglasan (Bukidnon) (pop: 5,420) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Malaybalay (pop: 61,500) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Valencia (Mindanao del Norte) (pop: 83,600) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) E of Manolo Fortich (pop: 27,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSE of Mariano (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Bugo (pop: 45,800) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Libertad (Caraga) (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ESE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
848 km (527 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||16 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 23 May 1987 17:09 UTC| M 5.7 |32 km (19.9 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details