Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South China Sea, 135 km west of Sablayan, Philippines, on Wednesday, April 27, 1994 at 14:11 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 9.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.074°N / 119.545°E↗ (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.074°S / 60.455°W↗
Nearest volcano: Panay (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) NNW of Buluang (pop: 2,570) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) W of Mamburao (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Sablayan (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SW of Calatagan (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) WSW of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) WSW of Calapan (pop: 66,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 118,800) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Calamba (pop: 316,600) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) SW of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||9.7 km||Philippine Islands region (Philippines)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 19 May 1994 10:03 UTC| M 4.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|56 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Apr 1994 12:21 UTC| M 3.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details