Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Friday, 21 April 1995 at 00:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Samar, Philippines, on Friday, 21 April 1995 at 00:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 21 Apr 1995 12:09:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 20.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.011°N / 125.656°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Dolores (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 9,270)
28 km (17 mi) ESE of Oras (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 9,020)
39 km (24 mi) SE of Arteche (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 5,030)
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Borongan (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 16,500)
57 km (35 mi) SE of Gamay (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 9,130)
88 km (55 mi) ENE of Catbalogan (Eastern Visayas) (pop: 68,100)
269 km (167 mi) NE of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600)
331 km (206 mi) ENE of Bacolod City (Western Visayas) (pop: 454,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.920 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Samar, Philippines, 21 April 00:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (48 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 1995 06:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Aug 1995 00:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    32.4 km (20.1 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1995 18:38 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    34.1 km (21.2 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 1995 19:20 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    32.6 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 1995 20:59 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1995 01:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1995 20:21 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 1995 19:26 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 1995 09:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1995 19:33 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    27.8 km (17.3 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1995 19:07 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1995 05:16 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    22.9 km (14.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1995 05:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.3 km (16.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1995 21:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    29.8 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1995 23:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 1995 19:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Friday, 21 April 1995 at 00:09 (GMT)
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