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A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake has jolted the coast of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, a United States Geological Survey says.

Sunday's quake, which originated under the sea and was centered 160 km (100 miles) southeast of General Santos city, had a depth of 49.6 km.














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Date-Time:
Friday, September 25, 2009 at 15:11:34 UTC

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 09:11:34 AM at epicenter

Location:
45.016°N, 104.207°W

Depth:
4.5 km (2.8 miles)

Distances:
48 km (30 miles) NE (40°) from Hulett, WY

48 km (30 miles) NW (324°) from Belle Fourche, SD

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 rattled western Montana Monday night, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

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A strong earthquake on September 2, 2009 struck west Java, Indonesia. Effects were felt in Jakarta and Bali. A tsunami warning was issued but canceled an hour later.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire where there is a convergence of several tectonic plates. It spans both the east and west coast of the Pacific Ocean.
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The 2009 Samoa earthquake was an 8.0 Mw submarine earthquake that took place in the Samoan Islands region at 06:48:11 local time on September 29, 2009 (17:48:11 UTC, September 29).[3] It is the largest earthquake so far in 2009.
A tsunami was generated which caused substantial damage and loss of life in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center recorded a 3-inch (76 mm) rise in sea levels near the epicenter.