Strong and dangerous earthquake with magnitude 5.7 struck Leyte, Philippines today at 07:58:05, March 16, 2012 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 25 km (15 miles) NNE of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines (10.041°N, 125.670°E). The depth of epicenter reported by USGS was 35.4 km (22.0 miles).
Phivolcs, the seismological agency of the Philippines has reported a magnitude of 5.9 at depth of 16 km, which makes this earthquake even more dangerous than initially reported when depth was thought to be much deeper.
Aftershocks are expected.
|Depth||35.4 km (22.0 miles)|
|Distances||25 km (15 miles) NNE of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines
115 km (71 miles) N of Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
116 km (72 miles) S of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines
716 km (444 miles) SE of MANILA, Philippines
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 12.6 km (7.8 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=396, Nph=402, Dmin=328.4 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=E
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
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