Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 31 km northeast of Virac, Province of Catanduanes, Bicol, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 12, 1994 at 15:04 GMT
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.713°N / 124.492°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.713°S / 55.508°W
Nearest volcano: Pocdol Mountains (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) ESE of Gigmoto (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (16 mi) SE of Viga (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ENE of Virac (Catanduanes) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Calolbon (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,010) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ENE of Tabaco City (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ENE of Tiwi (Albay) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) ENE of Malilipot (Albay) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 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) | about seismic energy
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