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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 92 km S of Sorsogon, Philippines on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 92 km S of Sorsogon, Philippines on Tuesday, 18 August 2020
21 Aug 17:00 UTC: First to report: CEIC after 4 days.
Date & time: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 00:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-08-18 08:03:47
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.15°N / 124.05°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NE of Cataingan (pop: 7,800)
34 km (21 mi) NE of Placer (pop: 6,000)
41 km (25 mi) SW of Alegria (pop: 5,800)
141 km (88 mi) NW of Ormoc (pop: 191,200)
144 km (90 mi) NW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100)
145 km (90 mi) NW of Tacloban (pop: 242,100)
Primary data source: CEIC
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 18 Aug 00:03 UTCM 6.6 / 10 kmSamar, PhilippinesGeoAu
Tue, 18 Aug 00:03 UTCM 6.6 / 10 km92 km S of Sorsogon, PhilippinesCEIC
Tue, 18 Aug 00:03 UTCM 6.6 / 10 kmSamar, PhilippinesGeoAu
Tue, 18 Aug 00:03 UTCM 6.6 / 10 km13 km E of San Pedro, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: 92 km S of Sorsogon, Philippines, 18 Aug 2020 00h03

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (440 quakes):
  • 28 Sep 2020 19:18 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 16:34 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 13:52 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 13:52 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 07:29 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 06:31 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 06:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 02:31 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 21:23 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 21:23 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 19:13 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 15:26 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 15:26 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 09:53 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 07:15 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 07:15 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 92 km S of Sorsogon, Philippines on Tuesday, 18 August 2020
 

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