Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 58 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Wednesday, December 20, 1989 at 00:08 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 58 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Wednesday, December 20, 1989 at 00:08 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 21 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 20, 1989 00:08:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.094°N / 126.828°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.094°S / 53.172°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Santa Maria (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) E of Barcelona (pop: 3,540) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Trento (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) ENE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) E of Bunawan (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Veruela (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
964 km (599 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.521 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (66 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 3, 1990 13:33
32 years ago
3.8

33 km
Quinablangan Island, 43 km E of Compostela, Davao de Oro, PhilippinesMore
May 11, 1990 05:22
32 years ago
4.7

31 km
Philippine Sea, 12 km E of Daquit Island, PhilippinesMore
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
Apr 2, 1990 05:11
32 years ago
4.8

47 km
Philippine Sea, 82 km E 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 27, 1990 03:00
32 years ago
4.6

45 km
Philippine Sea, 82 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 25, 1990 06:43
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 93 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 25, 1990 06:22
32 years ago
5.2

53 km
Philippine Sea, 116 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 22, 1990 13:27
32 years ago
4.9

76 km
Philippine Sea, 22 km NE of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Mar 15, 1990 00:59
32 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 55 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 13, 1990 09:23
32 years ago
4.9

171 km
Daquit Island, 62 km NE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Feb 28, 1990 16:10
32 years ago
5.2

57 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km E of Tandag, 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 4, 1990 23:27
32 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 85 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 3, 1990 02:23
32 years ago
4.4

81 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km NE of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Feb 1, 1990 19:28
32 years ago
4.4

38 km
Philippine Sea, 70 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
Feb 1, 1990 11:16
32 years ago
5.0

63 km
Philippine Sea, 73 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 29, 1990 21:41
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
Philippine Sea, 132 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 21, 1990 19:09
32 years ago
4.4

63 km
Philippine Sea, 51 km E of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 16, 1990 04:01
32 years ago
4.6

68 km
Philippine Sea, 91 km NE 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
Jan 5, 1990 06:39
32 years ago
4.0

33 km
Philippine Sea, 100 km NE of Manay, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 2, 1990 15:20
32 years ago
4.4

69 km
Philippine Sea, 86 km E of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 2, 1990 01:25
32 years ago
5.6

41 km
Philippine Sea, 125 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 31, 1989 15:43
32 years ago
5.3

43 km
Philippine Sea, 99 km SE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 30, 1989 12:45
32 years ago
5.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 84 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 29, 1989 18:59
32 years ago
4.4

57 km
Philippine Sea, 44 km E of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 28, 1989 11:16
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 25 km SE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 28, 1989 10:51
32 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 110 km NE 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 04:47
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
66 km N of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, 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 14:08
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
Philippine Sea, 74 km E 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 04:44
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 94 km E of Bislig City, 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 07:38
32 years ago
5.2

71 km
Philippine Sea, 90 km NE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 07:10
32 years ago
4.3

35 km
Philippine Sea, 84 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 06:18
32 years ago
4.8

36 km
Philippine Sea, 81 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 05:15
32 years ago
5.0

33 km
Philippine Sea, 99 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 04:14
32 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 86 km E of Bagoso Island, 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 03:26
32 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 108 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1989 01:44
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 72 km E of Bislig City, 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 00:37
32 years ago
5.0

33 km
Philippine Sea, 93 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
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