Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region on Friday, 3 July 2015

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 22 km north of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 06:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 22 km north of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 06:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 67 km depth

3 Jul 06:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Jul 3 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.0.
Date & time: Jul 3, 2015 06:43:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.21°N / 125.99°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.21°S / 54.01°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) N of Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) ESE of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) N of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) N of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) NNE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
731 km (454 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.067 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
6.133 km- 22km NW of Santa Monica, PhilippinesUSGS
6.367 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGeoAu
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User reports for this quake (18)

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Kolkata / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dulag, Leyte (133.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Matina, Davao City (340.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cebu City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
surigao del norte / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Borongan City, Eastern Samar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Borongan, Eastern Samar  
Mandaue City (227.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : window blinds were shaking  
Tacloban City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City (Philippines, 234 km W of epicenter) : felt it but not so strong... (reported through EMSC)  
(Philippines, 551 km NW of epicenter) : Had to hang on to door jam to stay stationary under door header, wife had a hard time getting there (reported through EMSC)  
Butuan City (Philippines, 150 km S of epicenter) : here in our school so many students ran going down the stairs. (reported through EMSC)  
Butuan City (Philippines, 150 km S of epicenter) : Lasted about 90 seconds visible movement of house and trees (reported through EMSC)  
Panabo (Philippines, 323 km S of epicenter) : Barely felt it - but enough to be sure it was an earthquake and not a track passing. Very slow side to side shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 236 km W of epicenter) : I was on headsets so I only heard my music but the building swayed and most of us felt a little dizzy. (reported through EMSC)  
Surigao City (Philippines, 76 km SW of epicenter) : it started slowly for 10 or 15 seconds and then shook quite hard in 2 or 3 kind of lurches (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 244 km W of epicenter) : I'm in the 5th floor of a condo building in Cebu City. Building was shaking quite strong. (reported through EMSC)  
Consolacion (Philippines, 239 km W of epicenter) : Stocks swayed north (reported through EMSC)  
Surigao City (Philippines, 82 km SW of epicenter) : I don't have (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Dec 26, 2015 22:11
6 years ago

64 km
Philippine Sea, 16 km E of Santa Monica, PhilippinesMore
Nov 8, 2015 16:27
6 years ago

7 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km E of Santa Monica, PhilippinesMore
Nov 1, 2015 19:15
6 years ago

27 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km NE of Santa Monica, PhilippinesMore
Sep 7, 2015 12:22
6 years ago

70 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km NE of Santa Monica, PhilippinesMore
Jul 8, 2015 12:01
6 years ago

33 km
Philippine Sea, 16 km E of Santa Monica, PhilippinesMore

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