Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 38km WSW of Alim, Philippines on Thursday, 15 May 2014

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 53 km west of Asia, Philippines, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 18:16:41

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 53 km west of Asia, Philippines, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 18:16:41

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 14 km depth

15 May 10:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 15 May 2014 10:16:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 15, 2014 18:16:41
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.3763°N / 122.0681°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (31 mi) WSW of Alim (pop: 3,730) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Asia (Negros Occidental) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SW of Nabulao (Negros Occidental) (pop: 7,060) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SW of Sipalay (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Bayawan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 36,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) W of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) W of Dumaguete (pop: 113,500) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) SW of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900) --> See nearby quakes!
593 km (369 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WSW of of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) WNW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.233 kmNegros, PhilippinesGFZ
6.220 km NEGROS, PHILIPPINESEMSC
6.214 km50km WSW of Alim, PhilippinesUSGS
6.358 km077 km S 65° W of Hinoba - an (Negros Occidental)PHILVOLCS
6.122 kmNegros PhilippinesGeoAu

User reports for this quake (32)

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chennai (4577.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ipil (187.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zamboanga City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sipalay City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dumaguete City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bacolod City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking, light fixtures were swaying. Lasted for 10-15 seconds.  
bacolod city negros occidental / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dumaguete City (592.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We where on the 5th floor of a department store here in Dumaguete when the earth shook. Everyone rushed downstairs out of the establishment.  
Dumaguete City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Miagao, Iloilo (142.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mactan-Cebu International Airport / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Calamba, missamis occidental (224.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Culasi, Antique / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was here at the internet cafe here in Culas, Antique when it suddenly shake. It lasted for around 10-20secs. And almost everyone felt it.  
Dumaguete City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : IT was shocking but not really that strong as the past earthquakes near Dumaguete City  
Cadiz City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tigabauan, Iloilo, Philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines (171.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Culasi, Antique / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zamboanga City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bacolod City, Philippines (173.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
negros oriental / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it lasted almost 5 mins.  
iloilo philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sipalay City (Philippines, 48 km NE of epicenter) : My friend from Sipalay said that after yesterday's earthquake off her coast line the local fishermen had a much better catch and much larger fish like a 300kg blue merlin. Seems like the fish got displaced. (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 216 km NE of epicenter) : I was the 9th floor of a high rise building. Several people came out of there rooms . I left the building (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 216 km NE of epicenter) : I am still nervous. (reported through EMSC)  
Mandaue City (Philippines, 222 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it for about 10-15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Minglanilla (Philippines, 203 km NE of epicenter) : swaying lasted around 5 seconds or so (reported through EMSC)  
Iloilo City (Philippines, 150 km N of epicenter) : Lasted about 10 seconds. Slight rocking left and right. No damages (reported through EMSC)  
Iloilo City (Philippines, 150 km N of epicenter) : The whole house felt like it swayed for about 10 seconds. Steel frame, cinder block house. No damage (reported through EMSC)  
Miagao (Philippines, 136 km N of epicenter) : Only my Earthquake app on computer notified me of the earthquake.Otherwise, would have never known. (reported through EMSC)  
La Carlota City (Philippines, 132 km NE of epicenter) : Went on for at least a full 30-40 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Dumaguete (Philippines, 127 km E of epicenter) : It was moderate and lasted only a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes):
  • 19 Jul 2014 16:33 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2014 20:57 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2014 19:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 10 Jul 2014 21:18 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Jul 2014 20:15 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Jun 2014 16:14 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Jun 2014 17:51 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 31 May 2014 14:19 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 25 May 2014 14:38 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 22 May 2014 20:17 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 22 May 2014 18:50 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 22 May 2014 15:05 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 20 May 2014 15:31 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 20 May 2014 02:17 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 19 May 2014 15:52 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 19 May 2014 05:55 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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