Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 59 km east of Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines, on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 at 21:57 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 59 km east of Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines, on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 at 21:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Aug 22:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 12 minutes.
Aug 18 23:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.1.
Date & time: 18 Aug 2020 21:57:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.06°N / 124.53°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Pocdol Mountains (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) NNE of Biri (pop: 2,600) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) E of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) N of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Virac (Catanduanes) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NE of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) E of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Malilipot (Albay) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) NE of Masbate Island (pop: 706,900) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (312 mi) SE of Luzon Island (pop: 46,228,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.110 km86 km E of Legaspi, PhilippinesBMKG
4.610 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC
4.610 km17 km SE of Limbuhan, PhilippinesUSGS
4.49 km025 km S 36° E of Cataingan (Masbate) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 15 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 00:04 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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