Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 94 km northeast of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Saturday, April 29, 1995 at 16:52 GMT
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 39 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 38.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.235°N / 125.609°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.235°S / 54.391°W
Nearest volcano: Biliran (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) ENE of San Policarpo (pop: 3,580) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) E of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) ESE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) NNE of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) ESE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
566 km (351 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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