Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Wednesday, 13 May 1981 at 01:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Wednesday, 13 May 1981 at 01:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 145 km depth

Date & time: 13 May 1981 01:39:54 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Profondeur: 145.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.829°N / 127.008°E (Philippines)
Volcan le plus près: Balut (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km ESE de Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
153 km SE de Mati (pop: 105,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
162 km SE de Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
168 km ESE de Malita (pop: 41,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
206 km E de General Santos (pop: 679,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
207 km SE de Davao (pop: 1,212,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
209 km ESE de Digos (pop: 116,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
224 km SE de Tagum City (pop: 233,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
322 km ESE de Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
1178 km SE de Manille (pop: 1,600,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.0145 kmPhilippine Islands region (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 13 May 1981 01:39 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 01 Jun 1981 08:02 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    114.2 km (71 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14102 km (8762 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 May 1981 06:12 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    151.9 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Wednesday, 13 May 1981 at 01:39 (GMT)
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