Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 9.5 km southeast of Suluan Island, Philippines, on Monday, 1 April 2019 at 02:16 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 9.5 km southeast of Suluan Island, Philippines, on Monday, 1 April 2019 at 02:16 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Apr 02:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Apr 1 02:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: 1 Apr 2019 02:16:49 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.69°N / 126°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) SE of Sulangan (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SE of Salcedo (pop: 3,600) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SE of Giporlos (Eastern Samar) (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Llorente (Eastern Samar) (pop: 7,910) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NNE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ESE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ESE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
697 km (433 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) E of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.510 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)GFZ
5.585 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC
5.573 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)GeoAu
5.610 kmPhilippine Islands Region (Philippines)BMKG
5.558 km38km S of Sulangan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.350 km菲律宾群岛地区 (Philippines)CEIC
5.428 km047 km N 54° E of Loreto (Dinagat) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (49)

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Salhag,N samar...1 wave..3rd story moved 8inches / Weak shaking (MMI III)
171.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Cruz, San Juan, Southern Leyte / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Calicoan Island / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palo,Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
224.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up being rocked from my sleep  
surigao city / Weak shaking (MMI III) : shaking  
Tacloban City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu city (247 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The quake last for almost 3 minutes or more  
124.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
70.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Abuyog Leyte / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sogo Hotel EDSA - Harrison (691.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : synchronize movement of hotel goers may have caused the aftershock  
700.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Felt dizzy  
692.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
115.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted for about 5 seconds. Light shocking. No damage. (reported through our app)  
Guiuan, Eastern Samar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was moderate to strong shaking here in Guiuan. But no damage at all, thanks!  
Palo, Leyte (117.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
171.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
CITY OF BAYBAY / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dinagat Islands / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I ve felt it  
Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We are in the middle of class when we felt the earthquake because we are located in the 3rd floor of the building.  
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was working on my computer when i suddenly saw the blinds moving.  
Cebu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
125.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
baybay city, philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Isabel leyte / Light shaking (MMI IV)
surigao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Basey, Samar Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
105 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tacloban City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was just at bed watching random YouTube videos on my phone and suddenly, I thought someone was banging under the bed but quickly I realized that it's an earthquake so I moved outside then rught back again and surfed the ibternet for info about the quake.  
Palo Leyte (120.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt shaking inside training venue here at the The Oriental Leyte Hotel  
Tacloban Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I got dizzy when i felt my sorrounding had a criscross shaking  
Maasin city southern leyte. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Maasin city just after 10 am. Light shaking for 2-3 seconds.  
Surigao del Norte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palo, Leyte / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Computer monitor was shaking in front of me. The whole building was shaking side to side. People started to be strongly agitated but not panicked.  
Surigao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Started very light shaking and intensified over several seconds. Not enough to knock over thins in the house but definitely enough to make you get away from windows and possible structure failure points.  
General Luna - Siargao (100.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
115.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tacloban city (128.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
123.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Siargao / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Burauen (Philippines, 127 km W of epicenter) : Small hanging objects went swinging, but the bigger ones were fine. The quake was very brief. (reported through EMSC)  
Inopacan (Philippines, 128 km W of epicenter) : The earthquake lasted for 5 seconds and was really a big bounce. (reported through EMSC)  
Tacloban City (Philippines, 120 km NW of epicenter) : i felt an earthquate justnow in tacloban city leyte philippines. (reported through EMSC)  
Baybay (Philippines, 120 km W of epicenter) : Quake was felt while I was having a class over the hillside... Rumbling sound of the land was also heard... It lasted to 20secs... No damages on the structures was observed... (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 19 May 2019 13:28 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 May 2019 18:56 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 May 2019 14:47 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 May 2019 16:25 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 May 2019 12:10 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 10 May 2019 20:21 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 10 May 2019 19:36 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 10 May 2019 18:58 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 09 May 2019 03:08 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 May 2019 20:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 May 2019 07:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 03 May 2019 07:40 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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