Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Luzon, Philippines on Saturday, 5 May 2018

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 08:01 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 50 km northwest of Pandan, Philippines, on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 06:19 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 50 km northwest of Pandan, Philippines, on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 06:19 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 5, 2018 06:19:04 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.46°N / 123.99°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 14.46°S / 56.01°W
Nearest volcano: Isarog (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) NNW of Pandan (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,090) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Anderson (pop: 4,910) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ENE of Daet (pop: 78,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNE of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NE of Naga (pop: 174,900) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) NNE of Iriga City (pop: 94,800) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNE of Polangui (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NNE of Libon (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) N of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) E of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) N of Masbate Island (pop: 706,900) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) ESE of Luzon Island (pop: 46,228,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGFZ
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Iriga City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
makati city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
sm moa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : felt it in SM MOA 5-ecom .....  
None (140.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malate manila (323.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : noticed the movement of water on the side table and light swaying of the bedroom door  
Malate manila / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Notice 1. slight movement of water in the bottle kept on the side table . 2. Slight swinging of the bedroom door  
Legazpi, Albay, Bicol (148.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Havana Onana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santol, Pampanga, Central Luzon (376 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
manila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
tuburan, ligao city (143.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Makati City, Philippines (320.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in 6th floor working on a computer when i felt the shaking. I see the blinds shaking.  
Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Makati City, Philippines (320.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
mandaluyong / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i was on the 10th floor of a building. i was seated and reading a book when i felt a slight swinging. initially, i thought i was just dizzy but then i felt the swinging continues.  
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (319 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
TM Bulan, Sorsogon / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Quezon city (321.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
quezon city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Juan, Eastern Manila District, National Capital Region (320.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : was in car waiting for traffic signal. Felt car move and shake a bit as tbough heavy truck passing on bridge. (reported through our app)  
Marikina City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Legazpi, Albay, Bicol (148.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Nakakahilo  
Makati city / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Hanging sign boards inside the office are swaying. We were at the 11/F of a high rise building in Makati  
Binondo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Legaspi / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sta. Mesa, Manila  
legazpi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Daet Camarines Norte (118.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tiwi residence in center of town (116.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 15 sec. Chandelier swinging wildly, water dispenser almost toppled, metal drawers slid open  
palanog, camalig, albay / Light shaking (MMI IV) : the strongest I have ever felt since birth glad that it did not last long. be safe everyone  
Ramon Magsaysay Center, Roxas Blvd. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : After the earthquake, we still felt dizzy.  
dominga pasay city / not felt
Makati / Light shaking (MMI IV)
libis / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
CABANATUAN CITY (344.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pasig / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Malinao, albay / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Andres, Catanduanes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Macapagal, Pasay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Binondo manila (319.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Makati city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Mateo, Rizal, Calabarzon (316 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
quezon city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I'm at Eton Centris in Q.C. and I felt like the whole building is actually swaying. I got dizzy afterwards.  
Calbayog city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
legazpi city, albay / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Quezon City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I’m on the 12th floor in a condo at Tomas Morato Quezon City area. Felt the sway of the building.  
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (319.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sto.Rosario Malolos Bulacan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I thought i was just felt dizzy  
Palestina, Pili (124.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
PWU manila taft / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
ortigas pasig / Weak shaking (MMI III)
11th floor Quezon city, P tuazon / Light shaking (MMI IV)
binondo manila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Makati / not felt
Naga City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
naga City (126.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It almost felt like the strong shaking wont stop i think it lasted for more or less a minute. And based on my own experince it is by far the strongest earhquake ive been in in the past 10 years. It was scary and I am glad that me and my family are safe. I  
IRIGA CITY (130.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt dizzy while standing. Open doors swaying/swinging a little. Window jalousies vibrating.  
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (319 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Hanging light fixture swung on 22nd floor and felt bed move.  
Loma de Gato, Bulacan, Central Luzon (318.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tabaco City, Albay / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
FEU Manila (1175.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines (112.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Plaridel bulacan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Angeles City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
EDSAQuezon city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paco, Manila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (316.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
welcome rotonda, quezon city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
22th floor in a manila building / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Disturbing  
22th floor in a manila building / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Disturbing  
22th floor in a manila building / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Disturbing  
22th floor in a manila building / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Disturbing  
Mandaluyong / Weak shaking (MMI III)
MEXICO / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iriga city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alabat, Quezon / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Maalalahanin Street, Teachers Village East, Dilima / not felt
Naga, Camarines Sur, Bicol (126.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Valencia Quezon City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
tinajeros malabon city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pasig / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Manila, Taguig city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Naga City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
University of Santo Tomas, España Manila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was frightening and scary at the same time.  
ANGONO RIZAL / not felt
Calamba City, Laguna (327.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Masangkay, Manila / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
QUEZON AVENUE QUEZON CITY (314.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pasay (321.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the light shake while I was washing tge dishes. I checked the furnitures and hangings on the wall if there are movements; but, there was none. I looked outside the window (I'm in the 14th floor of our condo) and everything seems normal down so thou  
Manila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mandaluyong city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bagong Pagasa, PH.40.F2, Calabarzon (320.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
manila / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Malinao, Albay / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
catarman northern samar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
makati / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
bgc taguig city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pasay / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
SM MOA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Universtiy of Santo Tomas Manila / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kuala Lumpur / not felt
Pasig CITY (320.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Port Area, Manila / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pasig / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mamatid, Laguna, Calabarzon (307.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ligao City, Albay / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was awaken from sleep.  
Cainta, Rizal (310.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
PASIG CITY / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Legazpi City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : More or less 20 secs. Shaking  
Paracale (142.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Short but strong shaking, get the TV before it fell down, lost electric power for some minutes.. (reported through our app)  
UST / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Metro manila / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Manila / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Binondo, manila / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Weak  
Pawa, Albay, Bicol (145.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
naga city (125.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ayala Ave, Makati City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
bulacan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ermita manila / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Makati, Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV) : my location is Makati , Philippines  
Legazpi, Albay, Bicol (148.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
soldado st. ermita manila / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sta. Ana, Manila / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Quezon City (319.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Taguig (Philippines, 309 km W of epicenter) : I didn't really feel it lol I'm just bored (reported through EMSC)  
Taguig City (Philippines, 307 km W of epicenter) : Felt it for about a minute or less (reported through EMSC)  
Pasig (Philippines, 306 km W of epicenter) : I was in the 32flr of a condo in Pasig. I felt something but I wasn’t sure if it was an earthquake or I had just dizzy. (reported through EMSC)  
Polomolok (Philippines, 920 km S of epicenter) : Taena dude kala ko dumating si Thor.. Deym (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico (Philippines, 360 km W of epicenter) : No problems.. did not feel (reported through EMSC)  
Manila (Philippines, 322 km W of epicenter) : ... (reported through EMSC)  
Manila (Philippines, 321 km W of epicenter) : Lamp shades swaying in my apartment on 18th floor (reported through EMSC)  
Manila (Philippines, 321 km W of epicenter) : More or less 10 seconds. Felt the earthquake in PGH taft (reported through EMSC)  
Makati (Philippines, 317 km W of epicenter) : léger mouvements oscillatoires sur 20 secondes (reported through EMSC)  
Taguig (Philippines, 313 km W of epicenter) : I was resting on the bed and felt the bed moving very gently. (reported through EMSC)  
Pasig (Philippines, 311 km W of epicenter) : I was lying in bed and felt a mild shake. (reported through EMSC)  
Pasig (Philippines, 311 km W of epicenter) : Shaking for 30 seconds in Pasig (Ugong) (reported through EMSC)  
Marikina (Philippines, 309 km W of epicenter) : It was pretty quick, 5-6 seconds. I was balancing myself on a computer chair so I felt the swaying. (reported through EMSC)  
Polillo (Philippines, 208 km W of epicenter) : Mild shaking (we are in Balesin island) (reported through EMSC)  
Legazpi City (Philippines, 148 km S of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
Pili (Philippines, 121 km SW of epicenter) : Felt disoriented after (reported through EMSC)  
Makati (Philippines, 318 km W of epicenter) : Light headed like motion. In Makati,Metro Manila (reported through EMSC)  
Makati (Philippines, 317 km W of epicenter) : Seemed to be in 2 waves, back and forth motion. Lights swinging, clothes in closet swaying. (reported through EMSC)  
Taguig (Philippines, 314 km W of epicenter) : I was taking a dump and I thought I caused it lol (reported through EMSC)  
Marikina (Philippines, 307 km W of epicenter) : Felt it here in Marikina. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes)

  • 01 Nov 2018 03:37 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2018 22:26 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2018 12:42 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Oct 2018 06:33 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (25 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 Oct 2018 12:57 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Oct 2018 16:49 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 10 Oct 2018 13:54 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2018 21:08 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2018 09:28 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Sep 2018 19:34 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 30 Aug 2018 06:50 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
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    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Aug 2018 10:04 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
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    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Aug 2018 02:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Aug 2018 12:32 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Aug 2018 10:06 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
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    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 Aug 2018 23:53 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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