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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 13 km south of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at 11:29 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 13 km south of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at 11:29 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 13 km south of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at 11:29 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 138 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 1, 2002 11:29:22 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth138.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.303°N / 125.65°E (Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines)
Antipode6.303°S / 54.35°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMatutum (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) NNW of Talagutong (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SE of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) E of Maluñgun (Soccsksargen) (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) ENE of Alabel (Soccsksargen) (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) ENE of General Santos City (Soccsksargen) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) S of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) SW of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3138 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 21, 2002 16:15
20 years ago
4.3

33 km
23 km N of Olanivan Island, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 9, 2002 16:32
20 years ago
5.2

110 km
97 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 22, 2002 10:58
20 years ago
4.4

157 km
Olanivan Island, 60 km SE of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Mar 6, 2002 08:24
20 years ago
4.0

33 km
Sarangani, 23 km SW of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 5, 2002 12:00
20 years ago
4.7

33 km
Sigaboy Island, 48 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 1, 2002 22:34
20 years ago
4.3

33 km
Sigaboy Island, 23 km SW of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Feb 19, 2002 06:29
20 years ago
4.4

33 km
20 km S of General Santos City, PhilippinesMore
Jan 30, 2002 21:07
20 years ago
4.6

33 km
75 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 28, 2002 23:21
20 years ago
4.0

150 km
Davao Occidental, 20 km N of Olanivan Island, PhilippinesMore
Jan 10, 2002 20:37
20 years ago
4.4

33 km
Davao Occidental, 26 km SE of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore

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