Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Friday, 21 April 1995 at 05:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Samar, Philippines, on Friday, 21 April 1995 at 05:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 27 km depth

Date & time: 21 Apr 1995 05:17:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 27.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.047°N / 125.92°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) E of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270)
53 km (33 mi) E of Oras (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,020)
61 km (38 mi) ESE of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030)
72 km (45 mi) NE of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500)
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130)
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910)
289 km (180 mi) NE of Lapu-Lapu City (pop: 350,500)
293 km (182 mi) NE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.827 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Samar, Philippines, 21 April 05:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 1995 06:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 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
    |
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 1995 19:20 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    32.6 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 1995 20:59 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1995 01:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1995 20:21 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    31.5 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 1995 19:26 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 1995 09:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1995 19:33 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    27.8 km (17.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1995 19:07 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1995 05:16 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    22.9 km (14.2 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1995 05:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.3 km (16.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1995 21:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    29.8 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1995 23:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 1995 19:36 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Friday, 21 April 1995 at 05:17 (GMT)
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