Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 6.1 km north of Burauen, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 22:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 6.1 km north of Burauen, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 22:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Aug 22:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Aug 22 22:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 22 Aug 2017 22:26:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.03°N / 124.9°E (Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cancajanag (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) N of Burauen (Leyte) (pop: 14,300) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SW of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SW of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) E of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Abuyog (Leyte) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SE of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Baybay (Leyte) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
582 km (362 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 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.010 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
M 5.010 km- 8km NNE of Talisayan, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.16 km007 km N 47? W of Albuera (Leyte)PHILVOLCS

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Cebu City (134.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ormoc (31.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
32.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Ormoc (Philippines, 14 km W of epicenter) : Shocking.. (reported through EMSC)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 24 Sep 2017 09:04 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Aug 2017 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Aug 2017 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details

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