Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 35 km northeast of Laoang, Philippines, on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 07:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.777°N / 125.251°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.777°S / 54.749°W
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Cabodiongan (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) N of Cabatuan (pop: 2,380) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) NNE of Palapag (Northern Samar) (pop: 8,340) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) NE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Pambujan (Northern Samar) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) N of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) ENE of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNW of Oras (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,020) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) N of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
504 km (313 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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|4.9||33 km||Samar, Philippines||USGS|
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