Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Tuesday, 15 March 1983 at 20:31 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Tuesday, 15 March 1983 at 20:31 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 65 km depth

Date & time: 15 Mar 1983 20:31:56 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 65.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.597°N / 126.76°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Balut (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (66 mi) SE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) ESE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ESE of General Santos (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ESE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
1185 km (736 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 4.865 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
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