Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 63 km northeast of Borongan City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:19 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 3.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 63 km northeast of Borongan City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:19 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 01:35 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 16 minutes.
16 Mar 11:20: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.3. Epicenter location corrected by 22 km (14 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 16 Mar 2021 01:19:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:19 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.01°N / 125.84°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) E of Dolores (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Oras (Eastern Samar) (pop: 9,020) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Arteche (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Gamay (Northern Samar) (pop: 9,130) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) ENE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) NE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
600 km (373 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.310 km047 Km N 63° E of Sulat (Eastern Samar), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
3.210 kmSAMAR, PHILIPPINESEMSC

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