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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 04:42:31 (UTC) on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in the Celebes Sea region, about 166 km SW of Sarangani, Philippines, at a depth of 337.4 km.

Location 4.191N, 124.573E



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A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 14:39:28 (UTC) on Thursday, February 10, 2011, in the Celebes Sea region, about 310 km SE from Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, at a depth of 528.4 km.

Location 4.126N, 123.017E

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A strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred at 21:41:14 (UTC) on Wednesday, October 07, 2009, in the Celebes Sea region, about 283 km SE from Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, at a depth of 582.8 km.

Location 4.043N, 122.584E

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Scientists exploring a deep ocean basin in search of species isolated for millions of years found marine life believed to be previously undiscovered, including a tentacled orange worm and an unusual black jellyfish.
Project leader Dr. Larry Madin said Tuesday that U.S. and Philippine scientists collected about 100 different specimens in a search in the Celebes Sea south of the Philippines.

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Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea
The Celebes Sea is unlike anywhere else on the planet. With a shallow rim that protects it from deep-running, frigid currents, it is one of the few deep ocean areas filled with warmer water. Scientists believe these depths may resemble the oceans of 25 million years ago, and no one knows what unimaginable creatures could be lurking here.
New England Aquarium scientist Dr. Greg Stone, is exploring this tropical paradise with partners from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and National Geographic Magazine.

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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at 15:48:03 (UTC) on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, in the Celebes Sea region, about 249 km north of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia, at a depth of 211.5 km.

Location 3.717N, 124.719E

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