Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Friday, 17 July 1987 at 16:43 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 36 km depth
Depth: 35.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.721°N / 126.639°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Sulangan (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) SE of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NNE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ESE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) NNE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) NNE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
750 km (466 mi) SE 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||36 km||Philippine Islands region (Philippines)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 17 July 1987 16:43 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Jul 1987 17:04 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details