Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 8.5 km east of Tigdos Island, Philippines, on Friday, December 15, 1989 at 18:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 8.5 km east of Tigdos Island, Philippines, on Friday, December 15, 1989 at 18:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 15, 1989 18:53:38 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.397°N / 126.485°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.397°S / 53.515°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) E of Hinatuan (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ESE of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Bayugan (pop: 40,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NNE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
914 km (568 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.033 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (61 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 14, 1990 05:39
32 years ago
5.0

33 km
Philippine Sea, 56 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Apr 14, 1990 05:29
32 years ago
5.4

66 km
Philippine Sea, 44 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 31, 1990 12:20
32 years ago
4.5

33 km
Agonoy Island, 12 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 15, 1990 00:59
32 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 55 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 23, 1990 04:54
32 years ago
5.1

75 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 17, 1990 04:44
32 years ago
4.5

33 km
Philippine Sea, 45 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 8, 1990 18:31
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Province of Agusan del Sur, 30 km W of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 7, 1990 09:29
32 years ago
4.6

86 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 1, 1990 18:33
32 years ago
5.5

61 km
Philippine Sea, 44 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 12, 1990 09:07
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km E of Tigdos Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 8, 1990 12:58
32 years ago
5.1

88 km
Philippine Sea, 22 km N of Quinablangan Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 7, 1990 07:45
32 years ago
5.0

28 km
Philippine Sea, 54 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 6, 1990 03:43
32 years ago
5.1

33 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 5, 1990 10:44
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 44 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 27, 1989 07:19
32 years ago
4.9

37 km
Philippine Sea, 73 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 23, 1989 03:27
32 years ago
5.1

33 km
Philippine Sea, 54 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 22, 1989 23:59
32 years ago
5.1

38 km
Philippine Sea, 63 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 22, 1989 07:22
32 years ago
4.5

33 km
Philippine Sea, 21 km E of Mancahorom Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 22, 1989 02:01
32 years ago
4.6

87 km
Philippine Sea, 47 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 21, 1989 07:43
32 years ago
4.5

90 km
Philippine Sea, 48 km SE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 22:55
32 years ago
4.9

53 km
Philippine Sea, 64 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 20:18
32 years ago
4.9

69 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 19:20
32 years ago
4.7

66 km
Philippine Sea, 51 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 17:27
32 years ago
5.1

30 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 15:41
32 years ago
4.9

31 km
Philippine Sea, 72 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 13:57
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 64 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 09:12
32 years ago
5.0

34 km
Philippine Sea, 48 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 08:35
32 years ago
5.8

39 km
Philippine Sea, 59 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 04:02
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km E of Mancahorom Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 00:51
32 years ago
5.4

38 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 00:28
32 years ago
5.1

33 km
Philippine Sea, 56 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 00:08
32 years ago
6.5

21 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 19, 1989 10:30
32 years ago
5.0

44 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 19, 1989 09:43
32 years ago
4.9

36 km
Philippine Sea, 72 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 18, 1989 06:10
32 years ago
5.0

33 km
Philippine Sea, 76 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 1989 19:38
32 years ago
5.3

39 km
Philippine Sea, 45 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 1989 17:09
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 75 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 1989 15:46
32 years ago
4.7

36 km
Philippine Sea, 75 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 1989 14:34
32 years ago
5.9

40 km
Philippine Sea, 64 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 1989 12:38
32 years ago
4.7

43 km
Philippine Sea, 54 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 1989 10:35
32 years ago
5.6

32 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 18:16
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
17 km W of Bislig City, Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 17:49
32 years ago
5.6

38 km
Philippine Sea, 64 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 14:55
32 years ago
4.8

41 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km NE of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 14:30
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 62 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 11:05
32 years ago
5.1

33 km
Philippine Sea, 20 km E of Tigdos Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 04:06
32 years ago
5.0

36 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 00:53
32 years ago
5.5

30 km
Philippine Sea, 62 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 1989 00:33
32 years ago
5.4

37 km
Philippine Sea, 73 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 23:26
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 7.6 km S of Mancahorom Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 22:21
32 years ago
4.7

44 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km NE of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 21:20
32 years ago
4.9

34 km
Philippine Sea, 45 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 20:44
32 years ago
5.3

42 km
Philippine Sea, 55 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 20:26
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
Philippine Sea, 25 km E of Mancahorom Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 20:16
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 20:05
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 19:58
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km E of Tigdos Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 19:47
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 19:46
32 years ago
5.0

43 km
Philippine Sea, 70 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 19:36
32 years ago
5.2

37 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1989 19:34
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 20 km NE of Tigdos Island, PhilippinesMore
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