Magnitude 5.9
  • Friday, March 16, 2012 at 07:58:06 UTC
  • Friday, March 16, 2012 at 03:58:06 PM at epicenter
Location 9.995°N, 125.600°E
Depth 44.3 km (27.5 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 +/- 15.7 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles)
Parameters NST=203, Nph=206, Dmin=323.9 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb0008i6m


Source: US Geological Survey











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