Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 65 km northeast of Guiuan, Philippines, on Friday, 24 August 2018 at 04:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 65 km northeast of Guiuan, Philippines, on Friday, 24 August 2018 at 04:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Aug 04:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Aug 24 04:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 24 Aug 2018 04:33:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.32°N / 126.24°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) NE of Sulangan (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) ENE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) E of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ESE of Maydolong (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,490) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) ENE of Giporlos (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of San Julian (pop: 3,070) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) E of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) E of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
677 km (421 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) NE of Bohol Island (pop: 1,211,000) --> 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGFZ
5.445 km PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
5.176 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGeoAu
5.435 km- 33km NE of Sulangan, PhilippinesUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 24 Aug 2018 20:09 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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