Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Celebes Sea (Philippines) on Sunday, 23 April 1995 at 06:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Celebes Sea (Philippines) on Sunday, 23 April 1995 at 06:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 531 km depth

Date & time: 23 Apr 1995 06:38:11 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 530.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.954°N / 123.818°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Quezon (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat, Soccsksargen) (pop: 12,800)
76 km (47 mi) W of Maitum (Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen) (pop: 8,480)
89 km (55 mi) W of Kiamba (Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen) (pop: 11,000)
118 km (74 mi) WSW of Bañga (Soccsksargen) (pop: 58,900)
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Koronadal (Soccsksargen) (pop: 125,500)
149 km (93 mi) SSW of Cotabato City (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 179,400)
155 km (96 mi) SSW of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700)
234 km (145 mi) WSW 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!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1531 kmCelebes Sea (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Celebes Sea (Philippines) 23 April 06:38 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 07 Oct 1995 06:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    566.5 km (352 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 1995 20:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    602.5 km (374.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Celebes Sea (Philippines) on Sunday, 23 April 1995 at 06:38 (GMT)
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