Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 20 December 1978 at 21:25 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 52 km depth
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.416°N / 123.85°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Blit (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) W of Sangay (pop: 3,780) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SW of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SW of Puloypuloy (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 5,130) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WNW of Palimbang (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 4,860) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of South Upi (Maguindanao) (pop: 12,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Isulan (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Tacurong (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
963 km (598 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||52 km||Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines||USGS|
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