Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Catanduanes, Philippines, on Wednesday, 12 October 1994 at 06:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Catanduanes, Philippines, on Wednesday, 12 October 1994 at 06:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 12 Oct 1994 06:43:39 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 15.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.773°N / 124.529°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Pocdol Mountains (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) NE of Virac (Catanduanes, Bicol) (pop: 15,100)
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Tabaco (Province of Albay, Bicol) (pop: 57,900)
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Tiwi (Albay, Bicol) (pop: 16,800)
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Balete (Sorsogon, Bicol) (pop: 8,590)
110 km (69 mi) NE of Legazpi (Province of Albay, Bicol) (pop: 179,500)
127 km (79 mi) ENE of Iriga City (Province of Camarines Sur, Bicol) (pop: 94,800)
387 km (241 mi) ESE of Quezon City (National Capital Region) (pop: 2,761,700)
393 km (244 mi) ESE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.416 kmCatanduanes, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Catanduanes, Philippines, 12 October 06:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 12 Oct 1994 15:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    20.4 km (12.7 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Catanduanes, Philippines, on Wednesday, 12 October 1994 at 06:43 (GMT)
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