Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Tuesday, 1 July 2003 at 17:00 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Samar, Philippines, on Tuesday, 1 July 2003 at 17:00 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 1 Jul 2003 05:00:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.803°N / 124.898°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) N of Pambujan (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 10,800)
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Laoang (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 16,700)
37 km (23 mi) NW of Palapag (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 8,340)
44 km (27 mi) NE of Catarman (Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 47,400)
88 km (55 mi) NNE of Calbayog City (Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas) (pop: 67,900)
100 km (62 mi) E of Sorsogon (Bicol) (pop: 82,700)
464 km (288 mi) ESE of Quezon City (National Capital Region) (pop: 2,761,700)
468 km (291 mi) ESE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.033 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Samar, Philippines, 1 July 17:00 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 15 Nov 2003 16:06 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    138.5 km (86.1 mi) depth
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2003 07:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2003 18:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2003 13:27 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 2003 05:02 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Samar, Philippines, on Tuesday, 1 July 2003 at 17:00 (GMT)
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