Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 21 km east of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines, on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 10:25 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 21 km east of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines, on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 10:25 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 15, 2008 10:25:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.897°N / 124.319°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.897°S / 55.681°W
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Barcelona (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) ESE of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NE of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) ENE of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NW of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ESE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NNW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmSamar, PhilippinesUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 19, 2009 04:34
13 years ago
4.1

57 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km N of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Jan 13, 2009 19:30
13 years ago
4.5

91 km
Philippine Sea, 70 km E of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 7, 2009 21:32
13 years ago
4.2

35 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km E of Rapu Rapu Island, PhilippinesMore
Dec 23, 2008 12:41
13 years ago
3.9

35 km
Philippine Sea, 9.4 km N of Catarman, PhilippinesMore
Nov 6, 2008 07:46
13 years ago
5.2

45 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km E of Balombon Island, PhilippinesMore
Nov 6, 2008 01:04
13 years ago
5.2

36 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2008 23:21
13 years ago
4.5

23 km
Philippine Sea, 24 km N of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Oct 11, 2008 18:07
13 years ago
4.2

110 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Oct 8, 2008 19:35
13 years ago
4.5

61 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Oct 8, 2008 19:09
13 years ago
5.4

44 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Oct 8, 2008 18:59
13 years ago
4.4

35 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km NE of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Oct 6, 2008 16:20
13 years ago
4.8

34 km
Philippine Sea, 21 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Sep 12, 2008 16:33
13 years ago
4.6

35 km
Catanduanes, PhilippinesMore
Aug 31, 2008 01:47
13 years ago
4.4

13 km
Philippine Sea, 31 km E of Balombon Island, PhilippinesMore
Aug 31, 2008 00:29
13 years ago
4.8

35 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 30, 2008 12:04
13 years ago
5.2

50 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km NE of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 28, 2008 12:38
13 years ago
4.3

42 km
Philippine Sea, 22 km N of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Aug 20, 2008 13:35
13 years ago
4.6

35 km
Samar, PhilippinesMore
Aug 20, 2008 13:18
13 years ago
5.3

36 km
Philippine Sea, 21 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 20:46
13 years ago
5.4

10 km
Philippine Sea, 20 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 19:58
13 years ago
4.4

46 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km E of Balombon Island, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 14:41
13 years ago
4.7

10 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km E of Balombon Island, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 14:40
13 years ago
4.6

10 km
Philippine Sea, 13 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 06:28
13 years ago
4.7

31 km
Philippine Sea, 25 km NE of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 04:12
13 years ago
4.5

10 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km E of Gubat, Province of Sorsogon, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2008 00:05
13 years ago
4.4

10 km
Philippine Sea, 58 km N of Catarman, PhilippinesMore
Aug 16, 2008 20:43
13 years ago
4.5

10 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km NE of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Aug 15, 2008 21:53
13 years ago
4.5

10 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km NE of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Aug 15, 2008 19:08
13 years ago
4.4

10 km
Philippine Sea, 28 km N of Biri, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore

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