Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 252 km north of Tuguegarao City, Philippines, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 22:32 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 252 km north of Tuguegarao City, Philippines, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 22:32 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 23 km depth

12 Aug 22:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 13 06:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 22:32:40 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.85°N / 121.3°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SW of Basco (Batanes) (pop: 7,300) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNW of Aparri (Cagayan) (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NNE of Laoag City (pop: 102,100) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NNE of San Nicolas (Ilocos Norte) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NNE of Batac City (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) N of Solana (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) N of Tuguegarao City (pop: 115,100) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) NNE of Vigan City (pop: 48,500) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) N of Baguio City (pop: 272,700) --> See nearby quakes!
584 km (363 mi) N of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.323 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)GFZ
5.330 kmBabuyan Isl Region, PhilippinesEMSC
5.530 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)GeoAu
5.2177 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)BMKG
5.420 km077 km S 59° W of Sabtang (Batanes) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
5.510 km92 km SW of Basco, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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606.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me and my family felt a shaking that last for 12 seconds (reported through our app)  
1030.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 08 Oct 2020 02:06 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2020 17:39 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2020 19:39 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2020 19:38 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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