Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 13 km southwest of Hajakhak Island, Philippines, on Saturday, September 28, 1996 at 14:10 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 13 km southwest of Hajakhak Island, Philippines, on Saturday, September 28, 1996 at 14:10 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 235 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 28, 1996 14:10:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 234.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.038°N / 125.369°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.038°S / 54.631°W
Nearest volcano: Nelangaapan (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) ESE of Liloan (pop: 3,550) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) SSW of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNW of Placer (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Maasin (Southern Leyte) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Abuyog (Leyte) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SE of Baybay (Leyte) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) N of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) E of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
696 km (433 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3235 kmLeyte, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 19, 1997 02:39
25 years ago
3.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 3 km NE of Cambiling Island, PhilippinesMore
Mar 7, 1997 04:03
25 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 80 km NE of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 7, 1997 03:26
25 years ago
4.8

50 km
Philippine Sea, 71 km NE of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Feb 19, 1997 09:52
25 years ago
4.1

33 km
Bagong Island, 41 km SE of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 27, 1997 03:27
25 years ago
4.7

223 km
75 km S of Tacloban City, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jan 13, 1997 08:06
25 years ago
4.7

33 km
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas, 64 km NW of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 24, 1996 20:25
25 years ago
4.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 17 km E of Hanigpagi Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 23, 1996 10:28
25 years ago
4.4

100 km
Hanigad Island, 27 km NE of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 3, 1996 20:47
25 years ago
5.4

123 km
Philippine Sea, 20 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 10, 1996 12:09
25 years ago
4.4

33 km
Hanigpagi Island, 65 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 4, 1996 19:43
25 years ago
4.5

33 km
Abanay Island, 59 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 4, 1996 14:35
25 years ago
4.5

33 km
Province of Agusan del Norte, 40 km S of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 4, 1996 05:31
25 years ago
5.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 20 km NW of Ludguron Island, PhilippinesMore
Oct 31, 1996 18:40
25 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 16 km NE of Bancuyo Island, PhilippinesMore
Oct 25, 1996 03:41
25 years ago
4.9

33 km
Philippine Sea, 78 km NE of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Oct 23, 1996 22:33
25 years ago
4.5

33 km
Philippine Sea, 11 km SW of Hanigpagi Island, PhilippinesMore
Oct 23, 1996 15:18
25 years ago
4.7

33 km
Northern Mindanao, 59 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Oct 23, 1996 12:43
25 years ago
4.8

33 km
Philippine Sea, 24 km NE of Bancuyo Island, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 1996 03:50
25 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 60 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore
Oct 1, 1996 06:16
25 years ago
4.1

33 km
Abanay Island, 63 km E of Surigao City, PhilippinesMore

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