Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 12 km west of Taft, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 23 April 2019 - 02:41 PM (PST)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.4 quake 27 km east of Catbalogan, Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, 23 April 2019 05:37 GMT, which had occurred 1 hour and 3 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 12 km west of Taft, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 23 April 2019 - 02:41 PM (PST)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 61 km depth

23 Apr 06:50 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 61.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Apr 2019 06:41:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 23 April 2019 - 02:41 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 61.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.89°N / 125.31°E (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) W of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NNE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Laoang (Northern Samar) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SE of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) ESE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.661 km022 km N 47° W of San Julian (Eastern Samar) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 4.7265 kmSamar, PhilippinesBMKG
M 4.856 km16km SE of Tutubigan, PhilippinesUSGS
M 4.856 kmSamar, PhilippinesEMSC
M 4.956 kmSamar, PhilippinesGFZ

User reports for this quake (12)

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Tabaco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
551.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Mandaue / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Calbayog City, Western Samar / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : so strong! i felt and saw the houses are shaking, the vases on the floor is swaying, noticed and felt by my husband and his company so they stopped driving their motorcycle, cracked walls, damaged and collapsed walls, broken glass windows, cracked pavements and bridge, etc
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Polytechnic University of the Philippines, South W (554.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Calbayog City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : buildings and houses strong shaking, cracked walls, damaged glass windows, cracked pavement..
Tabaco City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The water in the aquarium began to shake moderately
264.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
CEBU CITY / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mandaue city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We are on the 12th flr of the hotel.
226.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Hilongos (Philippines, 158 km S of epicenter) : I mixed a gin n tonic with the quake (reported through EMSC)
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