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Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 25 km southeast of Pulau Baronto Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 08:37 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 25 km southeast of Pulau Baronto Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 08:37 GMT Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 25 km southeast of Pulau Baronto Island, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 08:37 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 50 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 2, 1998 08:37:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.8
Depth50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.41°N / 126.764°E (Philippine Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode5.41°S / 53.236°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBalut (154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities170 km (105 mi) SE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Malapatan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) ESE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Lupon (Davao Oriental, Philippines) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) SE of Santa Maria (Philippines) (pop: 16,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) ESE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
215 km (134 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.850 kmMindanao, Philippines (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (59 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 1, 1999 04:43
23 years ago
4.2

33 km
68 km E of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Feb 19, 1999 21:01
23 years ago
4.7

90 km
47 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Feb 18, 1999 22:34
23 years ago
4.4

100 km
53 km E of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Feb 15, 1999 10:00
23 years ago
4.1

118 km
62 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Feb 7, 1999 03:47
23 years ago
4.6

139 km
83 km SE of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jan 30, 1999 19:04
23 years ago
4.6

127 km
IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 1999 19:34
23 years ago
4.4

160 km
89 km SE of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jan 25, 1999 11:45
23 years ago
5.3

33 km
34 km W of Nusa Mawawo Island, IndonesiaMore
Jan 24, 1999 02:28
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
98 km E of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jan 13, 1999 21:49
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
74 km NE of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 1999 21:12
23 years ago
5.2

33 km
30 km NW of Pulau Nusa Island, IndonesiaMore
Jan 6, 1999 17:10
24 years ago
5.4

100 km
82 km SE of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jan 6, 1999 14:52
24 years ago
4.2

300 km
57 km E of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jan 4, 1999 13:33
24 years ago
4.8

33 km
29 km SE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jan 1, 1999 11:28
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Pulau Sara Kecil, Indonesia, 292 km SE of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 1, 1999 11:00
24 years ago
4.6

33 km
Pulau Sara Kecil, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 1998 04:50
24 years ago
4.3

100 km
65 km E of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 27, 1998 22:38
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
93 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Dec 25, 1998 21:38
24 years ago
4.7

100 km
71 km E of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1998 23:41
24 years ago
4.1

150 km
50 km SE of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Dec 14, 1998 15:39
24 years ago
5.0

64 km
Province of Davao del Sur, 35 km SE of Alabel, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1998 15:16
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
Pulau Sara Kecil, Indonesia, 293 km SE of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1998 14:34
24 years ago
4.5

33 km
Philippines, 27 km N of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Dec 11, 1998 13:08
24 years ago
4.3

162 km
96 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Nov 21, 1998 03:24
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
116 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 19, 1998 12:03
24 years ago
5.7

89 km
140 km SE of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Nov 17, 1998 10:28
24 years ago
4.1

33 km
24 km W of Nusa Mawawo Island, IndonesiaMore
Nov 16, 1998 22:16
24 years ago
5.1

97 km
100 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Nov 13, 1998 20:06
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
167 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Nov 9, 1998 15:09
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
67 km N of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 8, 1998 23:41
24 years ago
4.6

33 km
Philippines, 33 km NW of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Nov 3, 1998 21:23
24 years ago
4.2

107 km
43 km W of Nusa Mawawo Island, IndonesiaMore
Nov 2, 1998 18:10
24 years ago
4.7

33 km
57 km NE of Pulau Magupung Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 27, 1998 18:54
24 years ago
4.2

73 km
28 km SW of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Oct 26, 1998 09:34
24 years ago
4.0

70 km
Pulau Baronto, 163 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Oct 15, 1998 05:40
24 years ago
4.1

78 km
Pulau Mianggas, 148 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Oct 12, 1998 12:44
24 years ago
4.4

59 km
Philippines, 47 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Oct 11, 1998 14:17
24 years ago
4.8

202 km
Davao Occidental, 45 km E of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Oct 11, 1998 11:27
24 years ago
4.3

67 km
36 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 1998 23:19
24 years ago
3.9

100 km
Philippines, 43 km NW of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 29, 1998 08:46
24 years ago
4.7

52 km
33 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 28, 1998 12:53
24 years ago
5.2

61 km
24 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 18, 1998 13:14
24 years ago
3.5

33 km
107 km NE of Pulau Garat Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 17, 1998 22:45
24 years ago
4.2

110 km
66 km S of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 17, 1998 02:57
24 years ago
4.3

156 km
Philippines, 27 km NW of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 11, 1998 18:00
24 years ago
3.9

141 km
51 km E of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 10, 1998 18:13
24 years ago
4.0

150 km
59 km E of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Sep 10, 1998 07:44
24 years ago
4.8

59 km
22 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 10, 1998 04:21
24 years ago
5.1

77 km
Pulau Baronto, 172 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Sep 10, 1998 00:45
24 years ago
4.1

33 km
Philippines, 29 km E of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 9, 1998 21:49
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
39 km SW of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 1998 22:02
24 years ago
4.6

81 km
Philippines, 27 km SW of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 8, 1998 21:50
24 years ago
4.1

69 km
Pulau Baronto, 169 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Sep 8, 1998 21:39
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
Philippines, 35 km E of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 1998 07:50
24 years ago
4.5

62 km
Pulau Baronto, Indonesia, 174 km S of Mati, PhilippinesMore
Sep 5, 1998 17:07
24 years ago
4.1

100 km
20 km S of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 5, 1998 15:50
24 years ago
4.9

59 km
33 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 3, 1998 18:33
24 years ago
4.0

33 km
25 km S of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Sep 2, 1998 15:51
24 years ago
4.1

45 km
42 km SE of Pulau Baronto Island, IndonesiaMore
Show all

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