Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 3.7 km northeast of Limbuhan, Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, on 18 August 2020 - 06:18 PM (PST) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 5 km depth
18 Aug 10:35 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 17 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 18 August 2020 - 06:18 PM (PST)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.9°N / 124.08°E↗ (Philippines)
Antipode: 11.9°S / 55.92°W↗
Nearest volcano: Biliran (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) ENE of Limbuhan (pop: 3,190) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SE of Cataingan (Masbate) (pop: 7,810) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) ENE of Placer (Masbate) (pop: 5,970) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Nabangig (pop: 2,970) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of San Juaquin (pop: 4,500) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of Naval (Biliran) (pop: 12,200) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Masbate (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SE of Masbate Island (pop: 706,900) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) W of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NW of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.4||5 km||016 km S 37° E of Cataingan (Masbate) (Philippines)||PHIVOLCS|
|4.4||5 km||Leyte, Philippines||EMSC|
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