Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Monday, 8 May 1995 at 19:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Monday, 8 May 1995 at 19:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 8 May 1995 19:36:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.539°N / 126.004°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) ENE of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) E of Maydolong (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,490) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) ENE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) ESE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) ENE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
642 km (399 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.133 kmPhilippine Islands region (Philippines)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) 8 May 1995 19:36 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 10 May 1995 23:21 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Monday, 8 May 1995 at 19:36 (GMT)
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