Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 138 km southwest of Asia, Philippines, on Monday, 29 December 2014 at 09:29 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 138 km southwest of Asia, Philippines, on Monday, 29 December 2014 at 09:29 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Dec 09:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 29 10:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.1.
Date & time: 29 Dec 2014 09:29:38 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.7°N / 121.6°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) NW of Kalawit (pop: 8,500) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SW of Asia (Negros Occidental) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SW of Sipalay (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) NW of Ipil (Zamboanga Sibugay) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) W of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) WSW of Dumaguete (pop: 113,500) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) WNW of Pagadian (pop: 186,900) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SW of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
660 km (410 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SW of of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) W of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.110 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
6.235 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
6.138 km112km SSE of Cagayancillo, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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Tumaga, Zamboanga City (203.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dumaguete city (198.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it slightly but the ceiling fan was more noticeable  
zamboanga city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I honestly felt that the earthquake was quite strong but it lasted   
Zamboanga (Philippines, 197 km S of epicenter) : strong the water jug shake like tsunami (reported through EMSC)  
Ozamiz City (Philippines, 246 km E of epicenter) : I couldn't sit still at my chair! Not the 1st time I experience this! (reported through EMSC)  
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