Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 76 km northeast of Bislig City, Philippines, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 00:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 76 km northeast of Bislig City, Philippines, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 00:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Mar 00:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Mar 6, 2019 00:13:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.5°N / 126.94°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.5°S / 53.06°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) NE of Barcelona (pop: 3,540) --> See nearby quakes!
68 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!
85 km (53 mi) E of Tagbina (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) E of Lianga (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 13,600) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) ESE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
939 km (584 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) ENE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
5.510 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.733 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)BMKG
6.016 kmPhilippines [Sea]INGV
5.870 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.718 km69km ENE of Hinatuan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.720 km菲律宾棉兰老岛附近海域 (Philippines)CEIC

User reports for this quake (5)

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Butuan City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Earthquake happened, 11:08 PM March 8, 2018. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte  
San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Caraga (107.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Magugpo Poblacion, Davao, Davao (172 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cagwait (Philippines, 90 km W of epicenter) : Not heavy in tandag (reported through EMSC)  
Butuan City (Philippines, 163 km W of epicenter) : Felt the earthquake for a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Apr 28, 2019 14:43
3 years ago

12 km
Philippine Sea, 45 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Apr 25, 2019 07:03
3 years ago

26 km
Philippine Sea, 72 km E of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Apr 8, 2019 09:44
3 years ago

47 km
Philippine Sea, 106 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Apr 2, 2019 11:00
3 years ago

6 km
Philippine Sea, 73 km NE of Bislig City, PhilippinesMore
Mar 14, 2019 08:58
3 years ago

10 km
Philippine Sea, 89 km NE of Barcelona, PhilippinesMore

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