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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Leyte, Philippines, on Friday, 3 July 2015 at 06:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Leyte, Philippines, on Friday, 3 July 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: 3 Jul 2015 06:43:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.21°N / 125.99°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (31 mi) N of Dapa (Surigao del Norte) (pop: 8,820)
66 km (41 mi) N of Socorro (pop: 9,740)
72 km (45 mi) NE of Surigao (pop: 87,800)
75 km (47 mi) NE of Placer (Surigao del Norte) (pop: 10,400)
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000)
97 km (61 mi) N of Cantilan (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 9,410)
351 km (218 mi) N of Davao (pop: 1,212,500)
375 km (233 mi) NNE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.067 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
M 6.133 km- 22km NW of Santa Monica, PhilippinesUSGS
M 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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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Leyte, Philippines, 3 July 06:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 26 Dec 2015 22:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 Nov 2015 19:15 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Sep 2015 12:22 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Jul 2015 12:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Leyte, Philippines, on Friday, 3 July 2015 at 06:43 (GMT)
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