Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 49 km east of Borongan City, Philippines, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 49 km east of Borongan City, Philippines, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 1 km depth

15 Jan 15:45 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 11 minutes.
16 Jan 11:25: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.7. Epicenter location corrected by 8 km (5 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 15:34:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.61°N / 125.88°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (26 mi) ENE of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Maydolong (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,490) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) E of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) ESE of San Julian (pop: 3,070) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ESE of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NNE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ENE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) ENE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
626 km (389 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) ESE of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
2.71 km041 Km N 45° E of Hernani (Eastern Samar), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

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