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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 12 km northeast of Pangyan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 03:20 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 12 km northeast of Pangyan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 03:20 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 12 km northeast of Pangyan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 03:20 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 206 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 25, 2008 03:20:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth206.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.752°N / 125.377°E (Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines)
Antipode5.752°S / 54.623°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBalut (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) SSE of Kiupo (pop: 2,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SSE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SSE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) S of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) SE of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) S of Central (Davao) (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (119 mi) SSE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 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
6.3206 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 29, 2009 19:51
13 years ago
5.7

160 km
15 km E of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 14, 2009 18:02
13 years ago
4.4

80 km
16 km NW of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 12, 2009 10:30
13 years ago
4.3

146 km
30 km SE of Calian, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Feb 22, 2009 10:42
13 years ago
4.6

83 km
14 km S of Maasim, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Feb 17, 2009 02:04
13 years ago
4.4

35 km
18 km SW of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Jan 9, 2009 03:17
13 years ago
4.5

68 km
67 km SE of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Dec 30, 2008 03:20
14 years ago
5.1

141 km
27 km E of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Dec 29, 2008 05:54
14 years ago
3.8

35 km
25 km SW of Baliton, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Dec 27, 2008 01:06
14 years ago
4.0

164 km
45 km E of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore

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