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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippines, 80 km northeast of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 14:10 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippines, 80 km northeast of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 14:10 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 45 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Mar 20, 2008 14:10:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.192°N / 126.934°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.192°S / 53.066°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) ESE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SE of Samal (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) ESE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ESE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) SE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.145 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 16, 2008 09:18
14 years ago
4.9

57 km
Philippines, 58 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 15, 2008 20:57
14 years ago
4.3

96 km
Philippines, 78 km NE of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Sep 6, 2008 02:13
14 years ago
4.5

67 km
29 km SE of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Aug 18, 2008 09:38
14 years ago
3.9

54 km
Philippines, 23 km N of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Aug 17, 2008 01:47
14 years ago
4.3

39 km
72 km SE of Manay, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Aug 7, 2008 22:10
14 years ago
4.3

35 km
82 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Aug 6, 2008 14:05
14 years ago
4.7

133 km
25 km E of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jul 18, 2008 18:15
14 years ago
4.4

150 km
127 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jul 10, 2008 02:04
14 years ago
4.7

98 km
63 km SE of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Jun 30, 2008 03:27
14 years ago
3.8

35 km
Philippines, 67 km E of Pulau Mianggas Island, North Sulawesi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 12, 2008 03:33
14 years ago
4.3

69 km
26 km SE of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
May 2, 2008 17:56
14 years ago
4.7

41 km
59 km SE of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
May 1, 2008 16:04
14 years ago
4.3

62 km
88 km SE of Bobon, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
May 1, 2008 16:02
14 years ago
4.4

44 km
70 km SE of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 23, 2008 13:29
14 years ago
4.4

84 km
62 km SE of Pondaguitan, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Mar 20, 2008 22:27
14 years ago
3.6

84 km
131 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore

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