Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 54 km northwest of Pandan, Philippines, on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 20:08 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 54 km northwest of Pandan, Philippines, on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 20:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 73 km depth

19 Mar 20:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Mar 19 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 73.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 19, 2020 20:08:28 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 73.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.48°N / 123.95°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 14.48°S / 56.05°W
Nearest volcano: Isarog (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (33 mi) NNW of Pandan (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,090) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNW of Tubli (Catanduanes) (pop: 2,450) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Anderson (pop: 4,910) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) NNW of Panganiban (Catanduanes) (pop: 3,840) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Lagonoy (Camarines Sur) (pop: 7,320) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) N of Calolbon (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,010) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NE of Tinambac (Camarines Sur) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NE of Naga (pop: 174,900) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) N of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) E of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> 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

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5.073 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGFZ
5.015 kmCatanduanes, PhilippinesEMSC
5.08 km082 km N 05° E of Pandan (Catanduanes) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
5.210.4 km51km NNW of Pandan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.152 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.222 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)BMKG

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Taguig City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I kinda not feel it  
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (314.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tabaco, Albay, Bicol (127.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
/ Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

  • 07 May 2020 16:47 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2020 12:00 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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