Deep earthquake M 6.0 struck Celebes Sea, Philippines

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 struck Celebes Sea, Philippines on October 17, 2012 at 04:42 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 166 km (103 miles) SW of Sarangani, Philippines at coordinates 4.191°N, 124.573°E. Recorded depth by USGS was 337.4 km (209.7 miles). EMSC reported this earthquake as magnitude 6.1 and with depth of 342 km.

GDACS said that this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. There are no people living within 100 km.

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 04:42:31 UTC
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:42:31 PM at epicenter
Location 4.191°N, 124.573°E
Depth 337.4 km (209.7 miles)
Region CELEBES SEA
Distances 166 km (103 miles) SW of Sarangani, Philippines
193 km (119 miles) SSW of Glan, Philippines
199 km (123 miles) S of Kiamba, Philippines
212 km (131 miles) SSW of Malapatan, Philippines
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.4 km (7.7 miles); depth +/- 5.7 km (3.5 miles)
Parameters NST=266, Nph=283, Dmin=337.3 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000d7a8

USGS location map

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Deep earthquake M 6.0 struck Celebes Sea, Philippines

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