Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Celebes Sea (Philippines) on Saturday, 21 December 2002 at 17:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Celebes Sea (Philippines) on Saturday, 21 December 2002 at 17:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 603 km depth

Date & time: 21 Dec 2002 05:41:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 602.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.983°N / 123.158°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km (111 mi) SW of Palimbang (Sultan Kudarat, Soccsksargen) (pop: 4,860)
232 km (144 mi) SE of City of Isabela (Basilan, Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 67,300)
246 km (153 mi) SSE of Zamboanga (Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 457,600)
252 km (157 mi) SW of Koronadal (South Cotabato, Region XII) (pop: 125,500)
256 km (159 mi) WSW of General Santos (Region XII) (pop: 679,600)
267 km (166 mi) ESE of Jolo (Sulu, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 101,000)
285 km (177 mi) SSW of Budta (SOCCSKSARGEN) (pop: 1,273,700)
357 km (222 mi) SW of Davao (Davao Region) (pop: 1,212,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.7603 kmCelebes Sea (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Celebes Sea (Philippines) 21 December 17:41 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Jan 2003 11:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    600 km (372.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Celebes Sea (Philippines) on Saturday, 21 December 2002 at 17:41 (GMT)
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