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Magnitude 6.5 - SAMAR, PHILIPPINES

2003 November 18 17:14:22 UTC

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Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 17:14:22 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 1:14:22 AM
= local time at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 12.036°N, 125.435°E
Depth 35 km (22 miles) set by location program
85 km (50 miles) E of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines
100 km (60 miles) NNE of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
120 km (75 miles) NNW of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines
555 km (345 miles) ESE of MANILA, Philippines
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst=297, Nph=297, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.87 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Event ID usbhaz
Felt Reports One person killed, 21 injured, one school collapsed and many concrete structures damaged (VII PIVS)at Can-Avid. A landslide blocked a highway near Taft. Power outages occurred throughout EasternSamar. Felt (VI PIVS) at Borongan; (V PIVS) at Calbayog and Catbalogan; (IV PIVS) at Catarman. Alsofelt (IV PIVS) at Dimasalang, Masbate and Palo, Leyte; (II PIVS) at Lapu-Lapu, Cebu; Legaspi, Luzon;Butuan and Surigao, Mindanao.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver