Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 27 km northeast of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Monday, 7 September 2015 at 12:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Philippines Sea, 27 km northeast of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Monday, 7 September 2015 at 12:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 70 km depth

7 Sep 12:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 7 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 70.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Sep 2015 12:22:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.17°N / 126.23°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NE of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNE of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NE of Del Carmen (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) ESE of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NE of Placer (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ENE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
754 km (468 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ESE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) NNE of Bancuyo Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.070 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGFZ
M 4.858 km- 31km NE of San Isidro, PhilippinesUSGS

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siargao island, Cloud 9 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Short shaking. Only a few seconds. When sitting outside a few bottles and cans go down.
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Philippines Sea, 27 km northeast of Santa Monica, Philippines, 7 September 2015 12:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Nov 2015 19:15 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 27 km northeast of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Monday, 7 September 2015 at 12:22 (GMT)
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