Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 16 km east of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Saturday, 26 December 2015 at 22:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Philippines Sea, 16 km east of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Saturday, 26 December 2015 at 22:11 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 64 km depth

26 Dec 22:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 27 08:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 64.0 km.
Date & time: 26 Dec 2015 22:11:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.05°N / 126.18°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNE of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NE of Libas (Surigao del Norte) (pop: 3,370) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NE of Claver (pop: 5,910) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NE of Placer (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ENE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) NE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
759 km (471 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) ESE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Bancuyo Island --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> 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

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.
M 5.064 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.273 km- 8km ENE of San Isidro, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.351 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Philippines Sea, 16 km east of Santa Monica, Philippines, 26 December 2015 22:11 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 16 km east of Santa Monica, Philippines, on Saturday, 26 December 2015 at 22:11 (GMT)
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