Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, 14 December 1978 at 18:25 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 43 km depth
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.463°N / 123.468°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Blit (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) W of Bantogon (pop: 5,380) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) W of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) W of Kulaman (pop: 3,380) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WSW of Gadung (pop: 2,460) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WSW of Puloypuloy (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 5,130) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WNW of Palimbang (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 4,860) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WSW of South Upi (Maguindanao) (pop: 12,500) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
945 km (587 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.8||43 km||Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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