Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Luzon, Philippines, on Monday, 6 January 2003 at 23:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Luzon, Philippines, on Monday, 6 January 2003 at 23:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 6 Jan 2003 11:43:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.651°N / 119.658°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Pinatubo (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km (46 mi) SW of Lingayen (Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos) (pop: 56,600)
81 km (50 mi) W of Camiling (Province of Tarlac, Central Luzon) (pop: 39,700)
84 km (52 mi) WSW of Dagupan (Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos) (pop: 171,300)
99 km (61 mi) WSW of Manaoag (Province of Pangasinan, Ilocos) (pop: 59,100)
99 km (61 mi) W of Paniqui (Province of Tarlac, Central Luzon) (pop: 48,300)
102 km (64 mi) W of Tarlac City (Province of Tarlac, Central Luzon) (pop: 183,900)
184 km (114 mi) NW of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000)
187 km (116 mi) NW of Quezon City (National Capital Region) (pop: 2,761,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.010 kmLuzon, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Luzon, Philippines, 6 January 23:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 10 Jun 2003 22:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Mar 2003 14:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    86.3 km (53.6 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2003 15:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jan 2003 23:48 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Luzon, Philippines, on Monday, 6 January 2003 at 23:43 (GMT)
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