Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, 10 August 1989 at 01:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, 10 August 1989 at 01:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 56 km depth

Date & time: 10 Aug 1989 01:55:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 55.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.898°N / 124.424°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Parker (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Maitum (Province of Sarangani) (pop: 8,480)
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Kiamba (Province of Sarangani) (pop: 11,000)
48 km (30 mi) SW of Lake Sebu (pop: 21,800)
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Bañga (pop: 58,900)
82 km (51 mi) SW of Koronadal (pop: 125,500)
86 km (53 mi) WSW of General Santos (pop: 679,600)
145 km (90 mi) S of Budta (pop: 1,273,700)
185 km (115 mi) SW of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
Primary data source: USGS
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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M 6.156 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 10 August 01:55 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 10 Aug 1989 11:46 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    44.4 km (27.6 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 1989 10:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 1989 08:23 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    42.9 km (26.7 mi) depth
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, 10 August 1989 at 01:55 (GMT)
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