Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 102 km southwest of San Nicolas, Philippines
Sun, 23 May 2021, 17:1617:16 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred 34 minutes ago 102 km southwest of San Nicolas, Philippines, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.
5.0 quake 24 May 12:41 am (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 33 km beneath the epicenter near San Nicolas, Zambales, Central Luzon, Philippines, after midnight on Monday 24 May 2021 at 12:41 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Nicolas (pop. 2,800) located 102 km from the epicenter, and Subic (pop. 67,700) 117 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Olongapo City (pop. 221,200) located 122 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 24 May 2021 12:41 am (GMT +8) local time (23 May 2021 16:41 GMT)
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.74°N / 119.15°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS
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