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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Catanduanes, Philippines on Wednesday, 24 February 1988

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - Catanduanes, Philippines on Wednesday, 24 February 1988
Date & time: Wednesday, 24 February 1988 03:52 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 24.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.477°N / 124.616°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Pocdol Mountains (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) SE of Bato (pop: 2,100)
39 km (24 mi) SE of Cabugao (pop: 2,600)
42 km (26 mi) SE of Gigmoto (pop: 3,300)
102 km (63 mi) NE of Legaspi (pop: 179,500)
130 km (81 mi) E of Iriga City (pop: 94,800)
156 km (97 mi) E of Naga (pop: 174,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 24 Feb 03:52 UTCM 7.3 / 24.9 kmCatanduanes, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake: Catanduanes, Philippines, 24 Feb 1988 03:52

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 13 Jan 1990 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    36.1 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Dec 1989 01:18 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    57.8 km (35.9 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 1989 13:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    56.1 km (34.9 mi) depth
    |
    180 km (112 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 1989 02:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    179 km (111 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 1989 23:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.2 km (16.3 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 1989 07:33 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    23.8 km (14.8 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1988 05:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1988 15:44 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    38.9 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1988 08:29 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1988 04:25 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1988 06:55 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    19.3 km (12 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Samar, Philippines on Thursday, 17 November 1988
  • 18 Oct 1988 09:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    137.1 km (85.2 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 1988 02:37 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    42.9 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 1988 17:18 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    31.3 km (19.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 1988 08:44 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Catanduanes, Philippines on Wednesday, 24 February 1988
 

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