Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Monday, 15 September 1997 at 13:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Monday, 15 September 1997 at 13:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 51 km depth

Date & time: 15 Sep 1997 01:05:42 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 50.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.098°N / 126.642°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) SE of Bislig (Surigao del Sur, Caraga) (pop: 67,600)
72 km (45 mi) NE of Monkayo (Compostela Valley, Davao Region) (pop: 51,400)
77 km (48 mi) NE of Compostela (Davao Region) (pop: 42,600)
117 km (73 mi) NE of Magugpo Poblacion (Davao del Norte, Davao Region) (pop: 233,300)
153 km (95 mi) SE of Butuan (Agusan Del Norte, Caraga) (pop: 309,700)
161 km (100 mi) NE of Davao (Davao Region) (pop: 1,212,500)
224 km (139 mi) E of Cagayan de Oro (Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao) (pop: 445,100)
262 km (163 mi) NE of Budta (SOCCSKSARGEN) (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
15 Sep 1997 13:05:42 GMT
6.2
51 km
Mindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 15 September 13:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 12 Mar 1998 16:44 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 1998 02:08 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    121.3 km (75.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 1998 04:40 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    89 km (55.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 1998 03:45 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 1998 15:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 1998 13:38 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    95.7 km (59.5 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 1997 22:14 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 1997 03:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1997 06:22 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1997 00:39 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1997 15:00 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1997 23:05 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1997 07:56 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    80.3 km (49.9 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Sep 1997 11:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Monday, 15 September 1997 at 13:05 (GMT)
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