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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 99 km northeast of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Monday, May 8, 1995 at 14:46 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 99 km northeast of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Monday, May 8, 1995 at 14:46 GMT Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 99 km northeast of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Monday, May 8, 1995 at 14:46 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 8, 1995 14:46:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.196°N / 125.686°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode12.196°S / 54.314°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBiliran (146 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) E of San Policarpo (pop: 3,580) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NE of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) ENE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (357 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.133 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 30, 1995 17:51
27 years ago
4.2

33 km
65 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 24, 1995 17:46
27 years ago
4.8

33 km
83 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 16, 1995 03:12
27 years ago
4.2

33 km
38 km NE of Oras, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 10, 1995 04:01
27 years ago
4.1

33 km
69 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 10, 1995 03:50
27 years ago
4.7

33 km
96 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 3, 1995 09:15
27 years ago
4.0

100 km
68 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 26, 1995 20:15
27 years ago
4.7

32 km
77 km SE of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 25, 1995 01:31
27 years ago
5.0

30 km
94 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 24, 1995 20:21
27 years ago
5.9

32 km
79 km N of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 23, 1995 21:32
27 years ago
4.7

33 km
94 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 22, 1995 19:34
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
69 km N of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 18, 1995 17:04
27 years ago
4.7

33 km
94 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 14, 1995 07:02
27 years ago
4.7

33 km
95 km E of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 12, 1995 02:51
27 years ago
4.9

25 km
87 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore

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