Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 76 km northeast of Bislig City, Philippines, on 29 October 2018 - 10:51 PM (PST)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 76 km northeast of Bislig City, Philippines, on 29 October 2018 - 10:51 PM     (PST)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 1 km depth

29 Oct 15:00 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 9 minutes.
Oct 29 16:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Oct 30 10:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Date & time: Oct 29, 2018 14:51:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 29 October 2018 - 10:51 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.55°N / 126.92°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.55°S / 53.08°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) ENE of Hinatuan (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Tagbina (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Barobo (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 9,890) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) E of Lianga (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 13,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ESE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ESE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
934 km (580 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.11 km085 km N 75° E of Hinatuan (Surigao Del Sur)PHIVOLCS
5.310 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.260 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.168 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.310 km- 52km ESE of Marihatag, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

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Calumpang, Eastern Manila District, National Capital Region (929.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

  • 04 Nov 2018 23:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2018 23:09 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2018 21:08 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 19:59 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 16:20 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 05:59 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 15:29 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 15:10 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 15:05 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 15:04 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 14:59 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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