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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Leyte, Philippines on Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Leyte, Philippines on Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Jul 27 12:03: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7.
Jul 27 12:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8.
Date & time: Wed, 27 Jul 11:56:12 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.13°N / 124.72°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (4 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1*10^12 J (278 MWh / 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Wed, 27 Jul 11:56 UTCM 4.9 / 60 kmLEYTE, PHILIPPINESEMSC
Wed, 27 Jul 11:56 UTCM 4.9 / 35 km- 3km SW of Ipil, PhilippinesUSGS
Wed, 27 Jul 11:56 UTCM 5.2 / 5 km002 km N 79? E of Ormoc City (Leyte)PHILVOLCS

"I felt it" reports:
Ormoc city / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was like something from underground was vibrating, tge furnitures were shaking. Neighbors were shouting and terrified,right now the aftershocks kept coming I think it was the fifth time already
(18.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It move up and down and left to right. (via app)
Ormoc City / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Tacloban City (Philippines) (49 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Slow (via EMSC)
Ormoc (Philippines) (8 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 3rd and 4th aftershock (via EMSC)


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