Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 190 Km N 58° E of Burgos (Surigao Del Norte) on 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.6 quake Off Samar Island, Philippines, Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:47, which had occurred 39 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 190 Km N 58° E of Burgos (Surigao Del Norte) on 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: 31 Aug 2012 01:27:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.15°N / 126.69°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Sulangan (pop: 3,030)
106 km (66 mi) E of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000)
146 km (91 mi) ESE of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500)
184 km (114 mi) E of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100)
200 km (124 mi) NE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800)
209 km (130 mi) ESE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100)
320 km (199 mi) ENE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600)
469 km (291 mi) NNE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
Primary data source: PHILVOLCS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.813 km190 km N 58° E of Burgos (Surigao del Norte)PHILVOLCS
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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 190 Km N 58° E of Burgos (Surigao Del Norte) on 31 Aug 2012 - 09:27 PM (PST)
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