Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Sunday, 4 October 2009 at 10:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Sunday, 4 October 2009 at 10:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 620 km depth

Date & time: 4 Oct 2009 10:58:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 620.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.74°N / 123.378°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Blit (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat, Soccsksargen) (pop: 12,800)
86 km (53 mi) W of South Upi (Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 12,500)
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Margosatubig (Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 14,600)
110 km (68 mi) WSW of Cotabato City (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 179,400)
121 km (75 mi) S of Pagadian (Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 186,900)
128 km (80 mi) WSW of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700)
145 km (90 mi) E of Zamboanga City (Zamboanga Peninsula) (pop: 457,600)
250 km (155 mi) W of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.6620 kmMoro Gulf, Mindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, 4 October 10:58 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 03 Feb 2010 03:59 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    546.6 km (339.6 mi) depth
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 2009 11:04 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    640 km (397.7 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    13694 km (8509 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Sunday, 4 October 2009 at 10:58 (GMT)
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