Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Indonesia) on Saturday, 2 December 1972 at 05:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Indonesia) on Saturday, 2 December 1972 at 05:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 60 km depth

Date & time: 2 Dec 1972 05:48:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Profondeur: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.609°N / 127.202°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Balut (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
185 km SE de Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
197 km ESE de Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
225 km ESE de Maluñgun (Philippines) (pop: 52,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
232 km ESE de General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
240 km SE de Davao (Philippines) (pop: 1,212,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
240 km ESE de Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
253 km SE de Panabo (Philippines) (pop: 84,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
256 km SE de Tagum City (Philippines) (pop: 233,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
279 km ESE de Marbel (Philippines) (pop: 125,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
2615 km ENE de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.160 kmPhilippine Islands region (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 17 Apr 1973 14:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 1973 02:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 1973 02:05 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Feb 1973 10:53 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 1973 22:17 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jan 1973 10:07 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 1973 13:03 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1972 05:54 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    44.5 km (27.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Thursday, 28 December 1972 at 05:54 (GMT)
  • 08 Dec 1972 20:43 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1972 20:17 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1972 10:18 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1972 19:25 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Indonesia) on Saturday, 2 December 1972 at 05:48 (GMT)
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