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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South China Sea, 7.9 km northwest of Balatero, Philippines, on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 14:40 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South China Sea, 7.9 km northwest of Balatero, Philippines, on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 14:40 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 148 km depth

31 Aug 14:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 140.0 to 148.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 31, 2018 14:40:29 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 148.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.55°N / 120.87°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.55°S / 59.13°W
Nearest volcano: Panay (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NW of Balatero (pop: 3,750) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SW of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Bauan (Batangas) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSW of San Pascual (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Calapan (pop: 66,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Taal (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SSE of Balayan (Batangas) (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SSE of Balayan (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Dasmariñas (pop: 441,900) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (130 mi) NNW of Boracay Island (pop: 2,300) --> 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) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.0148 kmMindoro, PhilippinesGFZ
5.2164 kmMindoro, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.2112 km016 km N 16° W of Abra De Ilog (Occidental Mindoro)PHIVOLCS
5.5140 km- 6km NNW of Balatero, PhilippinesUSGS
5.5145 km MINDORO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
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User reports for this quake (28)

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Catanauan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak but steady for a few seconds  
Tagaytay city cavite / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Batangas city 34 km away / not felt : Was asleep did not wake.  
mataasnakahoy, batangas (53.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Taguig / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was taking a call slouching I notice my chair moved and I was like in a hamok  
Mandaluyong City, Eastern Manila District, National Capital Region (115.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pundaquit / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pasig City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : it was a jerk at first then the sideway shaking started... quite long 15-20 sec shaking... it was a weak one but we were at the 21st floor that's why we felt it.  
Kawit, Cavite / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mall of aisa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Naic, Cavite / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (112.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Boquet Island, Puero Galera / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : shaking of 5 seconds.  
Paranaque City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Port Area, PH.NCR.D9, National Capital Region (115.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Francisco del Monte, PH.40.F2, Calabarzon (120.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Batangas, Calabarzon (33.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mariveles, Bataan (105.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
bgc corporate center / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (112.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Muntinlupa (Philippines, 100 km N of epicenter) : I was sleeping and felt that little shake. (reported through EMSC)  
Lipa (Philippines, 48 km NE of epicenter) : I'd say intensity 3 to 4 in Lipa, Batangas. (reported through EMSC)  
Morong (Philippines, 145 km NW of epicenter) : Slight shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Makati (Philippines, 111 km N of epicenter) : First felt like bumps then a swaying motion. (reported through EMSC)  
Muntinlupa (Philippines, 97 km N of epicenter) : Fast few shakes in the 12th flr of our office bldg (reported through EMSC)  
Calapan (Philippines, 35 km SE of epicenter) : It was like vibrating. Not much movement but strong vibration. About 30 seconds right here in Calapan Mindoro (reported through EMSC)  
Bauan (Philippines, 26 km N of epicenter) : Slighlty strong here in bauan batangas (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 4, 2018 02:36
4 years ago
3.6

1 km
Philippine Sea, 8.5 km NE of Sabang, Oriental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Sep 27, 2018 18:06
4 years ago
2.1

100 km
South China Sea, 17 km N of Wawa, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Sep 23, 2018 14:16
4 years ago
2.6

109 km
South China Sea, 9.7 km N of Wawa, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Sep 13, 2018 10:11
4 years ago
2.5

2 km
South China Sea, 5.7 km S of Tingloy, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Sep 7, 2018 13:48
4 years ago
2.2

1 km
South China Sea, 5.9 km W of Balatero, Oriental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore

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