Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 7.1 km north of Naval, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at 14:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 7.1 km north of Naval, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at 14:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 27 km depth

13 Aug 14:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 13 14:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Aug 13 14:17: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Aug 13 17:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 27.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Aug 2016 14:05:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.62°N / 124.42°E (Biliran, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNE of Naval (Biliran) (pop: 12,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) NW of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) WSW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNW of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NW of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNE of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 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: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.227 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
M 5.139 km- 3km E of Catmon, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.05 km007 km N 62? W of Naval (Biliran)PHILVOLCS

User reports for this quake (3)

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Ormoc (Philippines, 60 km S of epicenter) : Not strong but the shelf is moving (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 147 km SW of epicenter) : no (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 143 km SW of epicenter) : Sofa shook lightly for a second (reported through EMSC)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 22 Aug 2016 19:31 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 15 Aug 2016 23:38 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 14 Aug 2016 01:37 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Aug 2016 14:32 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details

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