Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 94 km northeast of Catbalogan, Province of Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Thursday, May 18, 1995 at 17:04 GMT
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
|Date & time||May 18, 1995 17:04:36 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||12.182°N / 125.644°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)|
|Antipode||12.182°S / 54.356°W|
|Shaking intensity||Light shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Biliran (141 km / 88 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||15 km (9 mi) E of San Policarpo (pop: 3,580) --> See nearby quakes!|
24 km (15 mi) NE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) ESE of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NE of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ESE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ESE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
|Estimated seismic energy released||7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|4.7||33 km||Samar, Philippines||USGS|
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