Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 27 km northeast of Tandag, Philippines, on Saturday, January 27, 1996 at 17:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 27 km northeast of Tandag, Philippines, on Saturday, January 27, 1996 at 17:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 27, 1996 17:48:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.187°N / 126.416°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 9.187°S / 53.584°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (16 mi) ESE of Burgos (pop: 3,510) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Arrasasan (pop: 5,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NE of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) NE of Bayugan (pop: 40,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) E of Cabadbaran (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ENE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) ENE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
844 km (524 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 (27 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 18, 1996 09:25
25 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 12 km E of Lajanosa Island, PhilippinesMore
Jul 10, 1996 03:48
25 years ago
4.7

33 km
Philippine Sea, 7.1 km NE of Macangani Island, PhilippinesMore
Jul 1, 1996 09:52
25 years ago
4.6

65 km
Philippine Sea, 8.1 km NE of Macangani Island, PhilippinesMore
Jun 25, 1996 11:17
25 years ago
4.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 32 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jun 16, 1996 16:27
25 years ago
4.4

100 km
Philippine Sea, 32 km SE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jun 9, 1996 12:24
26 years ago
4.7

33 km
Philippine Sea, 8.6 km NE of Macangani Island, PhilippinesMore
Apr 8, 1996 12:32
26 years ago
3.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km SE of Lajanosa Island, PhilippinesMore
Mar 25, 1996 07:51
26 years ago
4.7

76 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 25, 1996 06:12
26 years ago
4.1

42 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 25, 1996 05:00
26 years ago
4.8

86 km
Philippine Sea, 31 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 24, 1996 10:53
26 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 60 km SE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 21, 1996 21:43
26 years ago
4.8

73 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 21, 1996 21:27
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 21, 1996 17:59
26 years ago
4.6

68 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 21, 1996 09:01
26 years ago
4.2

26 km
Philippine Sea, 69 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 21, 1996 08:41
26 years ago
4.7

88 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 17, 1996 08:14
26 years ago
4.1

33 km
Lenungan Island, 9.1 km S of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 12, 1996 03:44
26 years ago
5.3

55 km
Philippine Sea, 17 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 1996 18:18
26 years ago
4.1

114 km
Philippine Sea, 52 km E of Lajanosa Island, PhilippinesMore
Feb 15, 1996 21:14
26 years ago
4.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 57 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Feb 3, 1996 16:23
26 years ago
4.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 41 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 29, 1996 16:54
26 years ago
4.3

63 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 29, 1996 11:03
26 years ago
4.3

83 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 29, 1996 06:08
26 years ago
4.7

79 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 29, 1996 02:29
26 years ago
4.3

93 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 28, 1996 09:37
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 27, 1996 19:01
26 years ago
4.4

41 km
Philippine Sea, 44 km E of Tandag, PhilippinesMore

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