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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Raton Island, 18 km west of Santa Cruz, Philippines, on Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 18:03 GMT

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Raton Island, 18 km west of Santa Cruz, Philippines, on Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 18:03 GMT

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 11, 1999 18:03:36 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.766°N / 119.74°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 15.766°S / 60.26°W
Nearest volcano: Pinatubo (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) W of Santa Cruz (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NW of Masinloc (Zambales) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Lingayen (pop: 56,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Binmaley (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Dagupan (pop: 171,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Mangaldan (pop: 88,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Urdaneta (pop: 101,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Tarlac City (pop: 183,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) NW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.333 kmLuzon, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (97 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 22, 2001 10:34
20 years ago
5.3

79 km
47 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 14, 2001 05:58
21 years ago
4.4

33 km
56 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 12, 2001 02:29
21 years ago
4.3

33 km
64 km W of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, PhilippinesMore
Nov 6, 2001 19:57
21 years ago
4.5

33 km
9.1 km NW of Subic, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Sep 18, 2001 10:25
21 years ago
4.7

33 km
40 km NW of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Sep 8, 2001 06:47
21 years ago
4.6

164 km
Limbones Island, Calabarzon, 55 km SW of Manila, PhilippinesMore
Aug 22, 2001 11:05
21 years ago
4.7

128 km
La Monja Island, 8.5 km S of Mariveles, Bataan, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Aug 12, 2001 23:36
21 years ago
4.2

33 km
Gabot Island, 41 km S of Laoag, Province of Ilocos Norte, PhilippinesMore
Aug 5, 2001 21:34
21 years ago
4.1

150 km
Balahibongmanoc Island, 18 km SW of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Jul 23, 2001 12:46
21 years ago
5.4

108 km
6.8 km S of Balayan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Jun 25, 2001 05:31
21 years ago
4.2

33 km
57 km NW of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Jun 17, 2001 17:32
21 years ago
4.1

150 km
22 km SW of Tarlac City, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
May 26, 2001 21:56
21 years ago
4.4

208 km
39 km SW of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
May 11, 2001 02:26
21 years ago
4.9

33 km
2.8 km SE of Bayombong, Province of Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, PhilippinesMore
May 3, 2001 04:25
21 years ago
4.8

33 km
62 km NW of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
May 3, 2001 04:23
21 years ago
4.4

171 km
17 km S of Tarlac City, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
May 1, 2001 14:18
21 years ago
4.5

33 km
Pilapir Island, 54 km W of Tarlac City, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Mar 11, 2001 07:51
21 years ago
3.9

33 km
89 km W of Laoag, Province of Ilocos Norte, PhilippinesMore
Mar 7, 2001 21:33
21 years ago
4.2

33 km
16 km S of Baguio City, Province of Benguet, Cordillera, PhilippinesMore
Mar 7, 2001 04:03
21 years ago
4.5

33 km
22 km N of Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Mar 2, 2001 06:35
21 years ago
4.5

158 km
37 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Feb 5, 2001 12:28
21 years ago
4.1

63 km
57 km NW of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Feb 2, 2001 07:48
21 years ago
4.3

181 km
6.4 km SW of San Fernando City, Pampanga, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Jan 26, 2001 09:13
21 years ago
4.8

33 km
61 km S of Ilagan, Province of Isabela, Cagayan Valley, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2001 21:35
21 years ago
4.2

33 km
Napayung Island, 6.9 km W of Lipa City, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2001 00:00
21 years ago
3.9

33 km
77 km W of Masinloc, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Jan 12, 2001 19:18
21 years ago
5.5

33 km
Province of Abra, Cordillera, 61 km SE of Vigan, PhilippinesMore
Dec 16, 2000 14:48
21 years ago
4.3

33 km
25 km NE of Urdaneta, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 6, 2000 13:23
21 years ago
4.9

33 km
33 km NW of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 5, 2000 15:56
21 years ago
4.3

33 km
65 km W of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 29, 2000 01:48
21 years ago
5.5

118 km
43 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 15, 2000 09:23
22 years ago
5.5

55 km
98 km NW of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Nov 15, 2000 01:12
22 years ago
3.8

76 km
42 km NW of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 11, 2000 16:22
22 years ago
3.8

178 km
29 km N of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 21, 2000 22:30
22 years ago
5.9

152 km
37 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 18, 2000 17:52
22 years ago
4.5

137 km
35 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 15, 2000 16:37
22 years ago
4.4

68 km
291 km W of Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, PhilippinesMore
Oct 7, 2000 08:49
22 years ago
5.1

125 km
47 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 7, 2000 02:01
22 years ago
4.8

33 km
83 km E of Bongabon, Province of Nueva Ecija, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 6, 2000 07:59
22 years ago
4.1

166 km
62 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Sep 29, 2000 01:49
22 years ago
4.4

146 km
58 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Sep 15, 2000 13:26
22 years ago
4.6

67 km
100 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Sep 11, 2000 04:13
22 years ago
4.4

114 km
6.6 km NW of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Sep 10, 2000 03:16
22 years ago
5.5

66 km
96 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Aug 31, 2000 22:39
22 years ago
4.3

63 km
16 km N of Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Aug 31, 2000 11:58
22 years ago
5.1

44 km
86 km W of Santa Cruz, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Aug 31, 2000 07:11
22 years ago
4.7

127 km
8.4 km SW of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Aug 26, 2000 07:48
22 years ago
4.1

103 km
25 km SW of Balanga, Bataan, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Jul 27, 2000 00:04
22 years ago
4.7

74 km
83 km SW of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Jul 18, 2000 22:59
22 years ago
5.7

33 km
Province of Abra, Cordillera, 38 km SE of Laoag, PhilippinesMore
Jul 17, 2000 03:30
22 years ago
5.1

68 km
20 km W of Iba, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Jun 25, 2000 16:19
22 years ago
4.2

33 km
52 km W of Iba, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 2000 09:34
22 years ago
5.6

115 km
12 km SW of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 2000 01:59
22 years ago
5.7

33 km
5.2 km NW of Tagudin, Province of Ilocos Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 14, 2000 01:44
22 years ago
5.7

63 km
35 km SW of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 12, 2000 03:24
22 years ago
4.3

114 km
16 km SW of Balayan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
May 19, 2000 17:41
22 years ago
5.1

92 km
57 km W of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
May 8, 2000 03:25
22 years ago
4.5

60 km
94 km SE of Santiago, Province of Isabela, Cagayan Valley, PhilippinesMore
Apr 23, 2000 06:48
22 years ago
4.7

64 km
62 km SW of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Apr 22, 2000 20:01
22 years ago
4.5

43 km
88 km SW of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Apr 5, 2000 02:50
22 years ago
4.7

62 km
95 km SW of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Mar 20, 2000 08:42
22 years ago
4.9

33 km
82 km W of ollong-gapo, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Mar 7, 2000 13:41
22 years ago
3.8

33 km
Province of Abra, Cordillera, 40 km SE of Laoag, PhilippinesMore
Mar 6, 2000 03:02
22 years ago
4.0

33 km
21 km SE of Gabot Island, Province of Ilocos Norte, PhilippinesMore
Feb 8, 2000 06:04
22 years ago
3.8

84 km
Pilapir Island, 17 km E of Masinloc, PhilippinesMore
Jan 26, 2000 04:57
22 years ago
4.1

41 km
78 km SE of Santiago, Province of Isabela, Cagayan Valley, PhilippinesMore
Jan 25, 2000 17:02
22 years ago
4.0

145 km
Balahibongmanoc Island, 13 km SW of Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2000 10:24
22 years ago
4.2

33 km
Raton Island, 1.8 km NE of Santa Cruz, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2000 09:56
22 years ago
4.6

33 km
Raton Island, 13 km W of Santa Cruz, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 2000 11:20
22 years ago
4.1

33 km
18 km W of Bayombong, Province of Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, PhilippinesMore
Jan 7, 2000 16:00
22 years ago
4.5

33 km
53 km NW of Santa Cruz, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Jan 6, 2000 21:31
22 years ago
6.2

33 km
91 km W of Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 25, 1999 22:41
22 years ago
5.4

47 km
26 km NW of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, PhilippinesMore
Dec 24, 1999 23:58
22 years ago
4.3

33 km
134 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 24, 1999 23:09
22 years ago
3.9

33 km
56 km W of Santiago Island, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 24, 1999 22:53
22 years ago
5.1

33 km
139 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 23, 1999 15:01
22 years ago
3.8

76 km
71 km W of Santiago Island, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 23, 1999 13:47
22 years ago
4.6

33 km
132 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 23, 1999 01:38
22 years ago
4.4

70 km
93 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 22, 1999 21:42
22 years ago
5.1

33 km
126 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 22, 1999 21:32
22 years ago
3.7

98 km
24 km NW of Santiago Island, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 22, 1999 04:42
22 years ago
4.8

40 km
140 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 21, 1999 14:07
22 years ago
4.6

33 km
134 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 21, 1999 03:38
22 years ago
4.0

33 km
88 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 21, 1999 03:12
22 years ago
4.4

33 km
73 km W of Santiago Island, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1999 17:39
22 years ago
4.2

33 km
89 km W of Poro Panaen Island, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1999 06:55
22 years ago
4.7

33 km
119 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 20, 1999 06:43
22 years ago
4.5

33 km
94 km W of San Fernando, Province of La Union, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 14, 1999 09:09
22 years ago
4.6

33 km
16 km SW of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1999 17:27
22 years ago
5.0

33 km
Raton Island, 7.6 km SW of Santa Cruz, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1999 12:29
22 years ago
4.6

33 km
22 km SW of Iba, Province of Zambales, Central Luzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1999 08:16
22 years ago
4.6

33 km
Raton Island, 51 km W of Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1999 07:24
22 years ago
4.7

33 km
Alo Island, 10.3 km SW of Agoo, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1999 06:22
22 years ago
4.7

33 km
Alo Island, 42 km W of Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 1999 01:11
22 years ago
5.1

33 km
57 km W of Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos, PhilippinesMore
Dec 11, 1999 22:30
22 years ago
4.8

33 km
Raton Island, 20 km NW of Santa Cruz, PhilippinesMore
Dec 11, 1999 22:21
22 years ago
4.7

33 km
Raton Island, 25 km W of Santa Cruz, PhilippinesMore
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