Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 38 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Monday, September 15, 1997 at 13:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 38 km east of Bislig City, Philippines, on Monday, September 15, 1997 at 13:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 51 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 15, 1997 13:05:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 50.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.098°N / 126.642°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.098°S / 53.358°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Barcelona (pop: 3,540) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) E of Trento (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ENE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) E of Bunawan (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) E of Veruela (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
951 km (591 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.251 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 12, 1998 16:44
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 11, 1998 02:08
24 years ago
4.2

121 km
Agonoy Island, 12 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 26, 1998 04:40
24 years ago
4.5

89 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km E of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 20, 1998 03:45
24 years ago
4.0

100 km
Philippine Sea, 12 km E of Tigdos Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 15, 1998 15:18
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
Mauomawan Island, 19 km N of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 6, 1998 13:38
24 years ago
3.9

96 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km NE of Manay, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 1997 22:14
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km E of Tigdos Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 1997 03:37
24 years ago
4.6

100 km
Philippine Sea, 12 km E of Mancahorom Island, PhilippinesMore
Nov 29, 1997 06:22
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
Philippine Sea, 94 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 29, 1997 00:39
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
Philippine Sea, 108 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Nov 7, 1997 15:00
24 years ago
4.6

100 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km E of Mancahorom Island, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 1997 23:05
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
Philippine Sea, 67 km E of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 1997 07:56
24 years ago
4.3

80 km
Philippine Sea, 31 km E of Bagoso Island, PhilippinesMore
Sep 24, 1997 11:52
24 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore

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