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M7.6 earthquake on Friday, 31 August 2012 at 12:47 (93 km E of Sulangan, Philippines)

No major tsunami - warning cancelled
Update Fri 31 Aug 15:18
No destructive tsunami was generated fortunately, and the tsunami warning was cancelled for most of the Pacific. The most recent calculations show it was a magnitude 7.6 quake.
Update Fri 31 Aug 13:12
A massive earthquake (preliminary calculations 7.9 magnitude) occurred in the Philippines 120 km east of Samar Island at 12:47 GMT today (31 Aug). The nearest city to the epicenter is Sulangan at 93 km (58mi) to the west.
The quake occurred at 35 km under the Pacific and has the potential to generate a tsunami.
A tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific, but it is still not clear whether a tsunami was actually generated or not.
Please check the Tsunami warning center for the latest information.

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 96km E of Sulangan, Philippines on Friday, 31 August 2012

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - 96km E of Sulangan, Philippines on Friday, 31 August 2012
Date & time: Friday, 31 August 2012 12:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:47
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 34.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.8385°N / 126.704°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (173 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^16 J (4402 GWh / 3.8*10^6 tons of TNT / 236.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 (6 earthquakes)
Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTCM 7.5 / 45 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGFZ
Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTCM 7.5nullGeoAu
Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTCM 7.6 / 35 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGeoAu
Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTCM 7.8 / 63 kmPhilippine Islands RegionBMKG
Fri, 31 Aug 12:47 UTCM 7.6 / 45 km112km S 78° E of Guiuan (Eastern Samar)PHILVOLCS


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