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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 146 km east of Borongan City, Philippines, on 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.6 quake Philippine Sea, 239 km northeast of Butuan, Philippines, Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:47, which had occurred 39 minutes earlier.
Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 146 km east of Borongan City, Philippines, on 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST) Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 146 km east of Borongan City, Philippines, on 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 13 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 31, 2012 13:27:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.8
Depth13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.15°N / 126.69°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode11.15°S / 53.31°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHILVOLCS
Nearest volcanoCabalian (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities97 km (60 mi) ENE of Sulangan (pop: 3,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (91 mi) ESE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) E of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) E of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) E of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) E of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
189 km (117 mi) ENE of Abuyog (Leyte) (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) NE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) ESE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
728 km (453 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (125 mi) ESE of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
396 km (246 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.813 km190 km N 58° E of Burgos (Surigao del Norte)PHILVOLCS
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