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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Sagayaran Island, 40 km south of Pagadian City, Philippines, on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 04:49 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Sagayaran Island, 40 km south of Pagadian City, Philippines, on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 04:49 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 30, 2002 04:49:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.471°N / 123.407°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 7.471°S / 56.593°W
Nearest volcano: Imbing (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) NNW of Tabina (Zamboanga del Sur) (pop: 5,070) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Pagadian City (pop: 186,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Muricay (pop: 132,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Molave (Zamboanga del Sur) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Tangub (Misamis Occidental) (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Ozamiz City (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) W of Parang (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WNW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
836 km (520 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 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
6.310 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 27, 2003 16:06
19 years ago
4.7

600 km
46 km SW of Cotabato City, PH.14.B8, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
May 27, 2003 05:31
19 years ago
4.5

583 km
67 km SW of Cotabato City, PH.14.B8, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
May 26, 2003 23:53
19 years ago
4.8

600 km
67 km SW of Cotabato City, PH.14.B8, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
May 26, 2003 23:49
19 years ago
4.5

621 km
78 km SW of Cotabato City, PH.14.B8, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
May 26, 2003 23:13
19 years ago
6.9

566 km
79 km SW of Cotabato City, PH.14.B8, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
Apr 30, 2003 11:16
19 years ago
4.4

33 km
25 km NW of Bongo Island, PhilippinesMore
Feb 10, 2003 06:01
19 years ago
4.6

33 km
123 km E of Zamboanga, Zamboanga Peninsula, PhilippinesMore
Dec 30, 2002 20:52
19 years ago
4.4

10 km
60 km S of Muricay, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, PhilippinesMore
Dec 30, 2002 09:32
19 years ago
4.2

10 km
Sagayaran Island, 38 km S of Pagadian City, PhilippinesMore
Dec 30, 2002 08:56
19 years ago
4.3

10 km
26 km SE of Sagayaran Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 30, 2002 05:01
19 years ago
4.9

10 km
34 km S of Sagayaran Island, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula, PhilippinesMore

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