Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Samar, Philippines on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 27 km east of Catbalogan, Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 05:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 27 km east of Catbalogan, Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 05:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 59 km depth

23 Apr 05:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Apr 2019 05:37:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.76°N / 125.13°E (Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) ENE of San Sebastian (pop: 2,020) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) E of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NNE of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NE of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.459 kmSamar, PhilippinesGFZ
M 6.466 kmSamar, PhilippinesEMSC
M 6.454 km13km E of Tutubigan, PhilippinesUSGS
M 6.217 km019 km N 81° W of San Julian (Eastern Samar) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (672)

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Tacloban city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
tubigon,bohol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
210.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Burauen Leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mandaue City, Cebu / Weak shaking (MMI III) : People like me who were sitting/lying down comfortably can easily feel it, but people walking about couldn't.
ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ / Light shaking (MMI IV)
cebu city (214.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iloilo City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tabogon cebu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
cebu city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cawayan, Manito albay / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Having late lunch thought my partner pushing the dinning table then we realised it was an earthquake.
94.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
negros occidental, bacolod city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
bacolod / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu (203.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 14th floor of hotel swaying curtains moving
Mandurriao, Iloilo City (308 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palo, Leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
TACLOBAN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mandaue City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Isidro, Bacon Sorsogon City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Kulba from the 8th floor. Unsa na lang kaha sa 18th..
207.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : a very quick shaking of 3-5 times (reported through our app)
cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iloilo (Oton) / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tacloban City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Palo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte (385.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cebu City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
205.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was sitting nearby our dog's pen. Felt i was swaing a bit for a couplde of seconds. Not that strong enough bit sure was an earthquake.My wife inside the house felt it too. My son living in our neighborhood called up and informed me that he felt it too. (reported through our app)
Palau (1143.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
209.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Burauen leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong,scary
Buntatala Jaro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
216.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cadiz City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Danao City, Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Talisay city. Negros Occidental / Weak shaking (MMI III)
cebu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Carmen Town, Cebu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
General MacArthur / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
542.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kabankalan City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iloilo City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Legazpi City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Calbayog City Western Samar / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bulusan, Sorsogon (153.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It's a rumbling that went on for about a minute
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pavia, Iloilo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
iloilo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i felt it
Legazpi City, Albay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Legazpi City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hindang, leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Cars and buildings shaking
104.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scared. Ran outside.
Bacolod City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in front of my computer when I suddenly felt my monitor is shaking. and I felt dizzy after.
Bacolod City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Toledo City Cebu / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Be careful
daraga albay (217.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
200.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Silay city (257.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt a little shaking while outside
Naval Biliran / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sagay Negros occidental (211.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dulag Leyte (62.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking that lasted around a minute. (reported through our app)
camarines sur polytechnic colleges (264.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tacloban City (63.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
mandaue city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Iloklo City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slightly dizzy. Some hanging objects indoors swayed
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bulan, sorsogon / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bacolod (265 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Sta.Lucia, Asturias, Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kabankalan City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tacloban city, leyte, Philippines / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was scary
tacloban (58.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : shaking was felt and walking was difficult. employees went out of the building. no visible glass breaking ang cracks in bldg. (reported through our app)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Surigao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leyte, / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
247.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
cebu (224.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Talibon, Bohol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tacloban City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Our appliances were falling and shaking. I was having difficulty maintaining my balance.
CEBU / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City, Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Naga city, camarines sur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San carlos negros (234.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sweet shakes (reported through our app)
La Paz, Iloilo City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lapu-lapu City, Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Building was shaking
Cebu City, cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Barangay Bacayan, Cebu City, Cebu (210.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Had a bottle of water in front of me. Water sloshing side to side, cats ran out.
Catbalogan Samar / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Cebu / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Dulag / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
61.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary and different. An audible rattling sound could be heard from the earth.
Cebu City Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
cebu / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : We felt it here in Cebu
Bacolod City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
cebu city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Boston / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
366.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very mild 15 seconds shaking. (reported through our app)
cebu city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cebu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 8 flr bldg. Felt in our flooring.
Iloilo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bacolod City (273.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
207.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
107.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tacloban city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slight shake for a good few seconds
Lopez Jaena St. ORMOC CITY / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : So scarryy
319.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Iloilo (290.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
114 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ayala Center Cebu (203.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We're on the 8th floor of the building.
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Butuan city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was at work, felt like someone big was suddenly walking behind my office chair.
234.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
303.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bacolod City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ormoc city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
iLOILO / Light shaking (MMI IV)
210.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : About 45 seconds shaking here in cebu city (reported through our app)
210.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
209.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Legazpi City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
2474.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Olongapo City (Philippines, 627 km NW of epicenter) : It's so strong | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Cagayan de Oro City (Philippines, 369 km S of epicenter) : Felt dizzy | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Bacolod City (Philippines, 273 km SW of epicenter) : Lasted for approximately 15- 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Burauen (Philippines, 95 km SW of epicenter) : Perfect timing as I just poured a gin and tonic and didn't have to stir it the earthquake mixed it for me. (reported through EMSC)
Calbayog City (Philippines, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Windows broken (reported through EMSC)
Taft (Philippines, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Philippines saatine göre 01:37PM de olan depremden sonraki artçı deprem 4.8 mag ve sonrasındaki küçük artçıları hissettim. 01:30AM - 4:30AM Arası deprem olma ihtimali olabilir. (reported through EMSC)
Cebu (Philippines, 216 km SW of epicenter) : Everyone in the classroom on the 3rd floor felt a mild tremor (reported through EMSC)
Carmen (Philippines, 184 km SW of epicenter) : Cell tower with "guy wires anchored" swayed considerably after tremor. (reported through EMSC)
Quezon City (Philippines, 551 km NW of epicenter) : Kind of dizzy (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 216 km SW of epicenter) : I was in ayala and had my hair cut suddenly we felt a slow movement then a swaying motion (reported through EMSC)
Cebu (Philippines, 216 km SW of epicenter) : Was on the 15th floor in it park in Cebu and noticed the building was swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Iloilo City (Philippines, 309 km SW of epicenter) : Woohhh.... (reported through EMSC)
Dumalag (Philippines, 283 km W of epicenter) : Pretty strong my electricfan tumbled over (reported through EMSC)
Surigao City (Philippines, 226 km S of epicenter) : Shaking slightly (reported through EMSC)
Toledo City (Philippines, 224 km SW of epicenter) : Short jolt only (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 216 km SW of epicenter) : Was sitting down nearby our dog's pen and felt swaying of my torso a bit for a couple of seconds. Not quite strong - but sure was an earthquake. My wife inside the house felt it too. (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 216 km SW of epicenter) : a bit strong. keep safe everyone... (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 216 km SW of epicenter) : Scared to bits (reported through EMSC)
Mandaue City (Philippines, 213 km SW of epicenter) : Felt at 14 floor in Cityscape hotel, still swaying after already 30 seconds. Mandaue city. Cebu (reported through EMSC)
Mandaue City (Philippines, 211 km SW of epicenter) : I was sitting down and visibly saw the bench across me swaying and shaking (reported through EMSC)
Mandaue City (Philippines, 211 km SW of epicenter) : 8 floor hotel cebu city feelt clear 10 sec (reported through EMSC)
Mandaue City (Philippines, 211 km SW of epicenter) : Makalipong (reported through EMSC)
Carmen (Philippines, 184 km SW of epicenter) : Slight tremor felt. (reported through EMSC)
Javier (Philippines, 115 km S of epicenter) : heard steel trusses on our roof making a sound... (reported through EMSC)
Burauen (Philippines, 95 km SW of epicenter) : Quite strong. Stuff fell off shelves. (reported through EMSC)
Carigara (Philippines, 76 km SW of epicenter) : so strong esrth quake (reported through EMSC)
Palo (Philippines, 73 km S of epicenter) : Malakas-lakas. Nangahulog yung mga display dito sa tindahan namin. Medyo matagal-tagal. (reported through EMSC)
General MacArthur (Philippines, 72 km SE of epicenter) : Strong earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Tacloban City (Philippines, 68 km S of epicenter) : Small shakes inside house (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (179 quakes):
  • 19 Oct 2019 07:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 18 Oct 2019 15:56 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2019 15:24 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 12 Oct 2019 00:55 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2019 16:33 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2019 16:57 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2019 13:24 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Sep 2019 11:01 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2019 16:27 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2019 23:47 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2019 20:55 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2019 20:39 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2019 18:59 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2019 17:51 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (54 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2019 16:44 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2019 16:24 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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