Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 39 km southeast of Tandag, Philippines, on Monday, August 15, 1988 at 09:59 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 52 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.757°N / 126.341°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.757°S / 53.659°W↗
Nearest volcano: Paco (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) SE of Marihatag (pop: 3,830) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) N of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Bayugan (pop: 40,600) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NNE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
874 km (543 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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|6.1||52 km||Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Dec 2, 1988 22:55|
33 years ago
|Philippine Sea, 20 km N of Pangasinan Island, Philippines||More|
|Nov 17, 1988 22:43|
33 years ago
|Philippine Sea, 9.5 km E of Tigdos Island, Philippines||More|