Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 19 km west of Palimbang, Philippines, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 16:53 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 19 km west of Palimbang, Philippines, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 16:53 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 13 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 30, 2005 16:53:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.27°N / 124.029°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.27°S / 55.971°W
Nearest volcano: Quezon (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Palimbang (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 4,860) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of Laguilayan (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) WSW of Isulan (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) W of Lake Sebu (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) W of Surallah (South Cotabato) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Banga (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Tacurong City (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) WSW of Koronadal City (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
985 km (612 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.413 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

  • 22 Feb 2006 01:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    500 km (310.7 mi) depth
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2006 22:47 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2006 00:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jan 2006 18:28 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    533.2 km (331.3 mi) depth
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2005 17:18 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 2005 17:14 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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