Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 21 km west of Kalamansig, Philippines, on Monday, 3 September 2012 at 06:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 21 km west of Kalamansig, Philippines, on Monday, 3 September 2012 at 06:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 12 km depth

Date & time: 3 Sep 2012 06:49:49 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.61°N / 123.875°E (Mindanao Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Blit (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Bantogon (pop: 5,380) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Maganoy (Maguindanao) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SSW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Isulan (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) SW of Pagaluñgan (Maguindanao) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) W of Tacurong (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Parang (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
944 km (586 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.812 kmMoro Gulf, Mindanao, PhilippinesUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 28 Oct 2012 17:23 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2012 04:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2012 04:46 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 03 Sep 2012 08:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Sep 2012 08:49 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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