Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Sunday, 15 February 1976 at 02:39 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.955°N / 125.998°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Cabatuan (pop: 2,380) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) NE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) NE of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) NNE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (153 mi) E of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (231 mi) NE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||Samar, Philippines||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Samar, Philippines, 15 February 1976 02:39 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 26 Feb 1976 18:07 UTC| M 5.1 |62 km (38.5 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Feb 1976 12:14 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details