Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 30 km east of Catbalogan, Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 03 May 2019 - 03:58 PM (PST)

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - 30 km east of Catbalogan, Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 03 May 2019 - 03:58 PM (PST)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 29 km depth

3 May 08:10 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 12 minutes.
May 4 07:50: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 26.0 to 29.0 km.
Date & time: 3 May 2019 07:58:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 03 May 2019 - 03:58 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 2.3
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.71°N / 125.15°E (Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) E of San Sebastian (pop: 2,020) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ESE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) WNW of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NE of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NE of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
554 km (344 mi) SE 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: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.329 km009 km N 87° E of Hinabangan (Western Samar) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS

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At magnitude 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.
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