Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 67 km east of Borongan, Philippines, on Sunday, 27 January 2019 at 06:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 67 km east of Borongan, Philippines, on Sunday, 27 January 2019 at 06:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Jan 06:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Jan 27 06:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Date & time: 27 Jan 2019 06:24:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.58°N / 126.05°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) E of Maydolong (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,490) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) E of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) ENE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) ENE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) E of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (171 mi) ENE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
644 km (400 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (258 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
5.210 kmPhilippine Islands RegionGFZ
5.135 km- 34km NE of Hernani, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tacloban city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 30 Jan 2019 03:27 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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