Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Wednesday, 2 October 1996 at 09:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Samar, Philippines, on Wednesday, 2 October 1996 at 09:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 2 Oct 1996 09:48:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.761°N / 125.484°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500)
26 km (16 mi) S of Can-Avid (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,930)
29 km (18 mi) N of Maydolong (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,490)
39 km (24 mi) N of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910)
42 km (26 mi) S of Oras (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,020)
65 km (40 mi) E of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100)
233 km (145 mi) NE of Lapu-Lapu City (pop: 350,500)
237 km (147 mi) NE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.433 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Samar, Philippines, 2 October 09:48 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 03 Oct 1996 04:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 1996 15:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Wednesday, 2 October 1996 at 09:48 (GMT)
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