Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 25 km east of Laoang, Philippines, on Friday, May 5, 1995 at 04:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 25 km east of Laoang, Philippines, on Friday, May 5, 1995 at 04:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 5, 1995 04:39:10 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.637°N / 125.238°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.637°S / 54.762°W
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) N of Cabatuan (pop: 2,380) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NE of Palapag (Northern Samar) (pop: 8,340) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) E of Cabodiongan (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Pambujan (Northern Samar) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) ENE of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NE of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) N of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (317 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.133 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (76 quakes)

  • 15 Sep 1995 01:13 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33.2 km (20.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Sep 1995 04:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Sep 1995 04:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Aug 1995 14:17 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 1995 11:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 1995 09:04 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 1995 20:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1995 18:38 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    34.1 km (21.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 1995 06:26 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 1995 18:29 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 1995 03:12 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jun 1995 11:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 1995 14:09 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 1995 03:45 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 1995 13:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 1995 05:43 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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