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Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 79 km north of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Wednesday, May 24, 1995 at 20:21 GMT

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 79 km north of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Wednesday, May 24, 1995 at 20:21 GMT Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 79 km north of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Wednesday, May 24, 1995 at 20:21 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 32 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 24, 1995 20:21:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.9
Depth31.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.263°N / 125.701°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode12.263°S / 54.299°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBiliran (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (14 mi) ENE of San Policarpo (pop: 3,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) E of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (21 mi) NE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) ENE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (84 mi) NNE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (85 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
573 km (356 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.932 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 21, 1995 11:23
27 years ago
4.6

33 km
88 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jul 18, 1995 09:04
27 years ago
4.1

33 km
Uguis Island, 55 km N of Borongan City, PhilippinesMore
Jul 17, 1995 20:58
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
69 km N of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jul 17, 1995 14:06
27 years ago
4.1

196 km
Inayauan Island, 68 km E of Catbalogan, PhilippinesMore
Jul 8, 1995 06:26
27 years ago
4.6

33 km
87 km NE of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jul 2, 1995 05:54
27 years ago
4.4

33 km
57 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jul 1, 1995 04:44
27 years ago
4.6

33 km
62 km E of Samar Island, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
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 23, 1995 18:29
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
Eastern Samar, 47 km NE of Samar Island, PhilippinesMore
Jun 16, 1995 03:12
27 years ago
4.2

33 km
38 km NE of Oras, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 11, 1995 14:09
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
68 km E of Laoang, Northern 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 9, 1995 13:50
27 years ago
4.8

33 km
77 km E of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 9, 1995 08:55
27 years ago
4.6

33 km
174 km NE of Tacloban City, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 9, 1995 05:43
27 years ago
4.8

33 km
76 km E of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 7, 1995 21:53
27 years ago
4.2

33 km
29 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 7, 1995 21:29
27 years ago
4.2

33 km
46 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 7, 1995 21:23
27 years ago
4.1

33 km
54 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 7, 1995 20:59
27 years ago
5.2

33 km
52 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 7, 1995 19:44
27 years ago
4.2

33 km
41 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 7, 1995 01:27
27 years ago
4.4

33 km
Pasig Island, 34 km N of Borongan City, PhilippinesMore
Jun 6, 1995 13:11
27 years ago
4.3

33 km
81 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 5, 1995 21:13
27 years ago
4.1

33 km
67 km E of Laoang, Northern 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
Jun 3, 1995 01:29
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
63 km E of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 1, 1995 23:08
27 years ago
4.4

33 km
56 km E of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 1, 1995 12:44
27 years ago
4.1

100 km
Eastern Samar, 66 km E of Catarman, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 1, 1995 04:19
27 years ago
4.8

43 km
64 km E of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jun 1, 1995 03:42
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
42 km SE of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 31, 1995 22:21
27 years ago
4.4

33 km
42 km E of Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 31, 1995 04:19
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
Eastern Samar, 37 km E of Samar Island, PhilippinesMore
May 30, 1995 10:19
27 years ago
4.4

33 km
Eastern Samar, 49 km E of Samar Island, PhilippinesMore
May 30, 1995 04:58
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
51 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
May 28, 1995 06:23
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
59 km E of Laoang, Northern 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 26, 1995 14:48
27 years ago
4.5

33 km
95 km NE of Borongan City, Eastern 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

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