Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 43 km west of Ponot, Philippines, on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 03:52 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 43 km west of Ponot, Philippines, on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 03:52 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Oct 04:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Oct 16 04:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 16 Oct 2018 03:52:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.57°N / 122.65°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cuernos de Negros (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Ponot (Zamboanga del Norte) (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NW of Siari (pop: 3,530) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) W of Manukan (Zamboanga del Norte) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) W of Dapitan (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) N of Ipil (Zamboanga Sibugay) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Bayawan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 36,100) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
695 km (432 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) S of of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Bohol Island (pop: 1,211,000) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SSW of Cebu Island (pop: 4,164,500) --> 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.048 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.237 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.035 km- 33km NNW of Liloy, PhilippinesUSGS
5.119 km034 km N 75° W of Jose Dalman (Ponot) (Zamboanga del Norte)PHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (13)

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Dumaguete City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bantayan. Dumaguete City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was strong. I felt the sofa shaking. I saw the stand fan, ceiling fan, tv shaking.  
Kitabog, Titay , Zamboanga Sibugay Province / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was lying in my bed , then i feel a sudden shaking .  
Ozamiz City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dipolog city / not felt
Maayong Tubig, Negros Oriental, Central Visayas (93.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ozamiz City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dumaguete, Philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dumaguete City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : NA  
Bacong / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dauin (82.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dumaguete city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dumaguete / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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