Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Saturday, 20 December 1997 at 15:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.141°N / 126.028°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (8 mi) N of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) N of Libas (Surigao del Norte) (pop: 3,370) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NNW of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) N of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NE of Placer (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
739 km (459 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||33 km||Philippine Islands region (Philippines)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 20 December 1997 15:45 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 04 Feb 1998 22:48 UTC| M 4.0 |71.1 km (44.2 mi) depth|2 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details