Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 12 km west of San Jose, Philippines, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 01:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 12 km west of San Jose, Philippines, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 01:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 May 01:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
May 4 01:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
May 4 01:16: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
May 4 16:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Date & time: May 4, 2019 01:05:10 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.39°N / 120.96°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.39°S / 59.04°W
Nearest volcano: Panay (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of San Agustin (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 118,800) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) WNW of Caminauit (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) S of Calintaan (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Ligaya (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 8,430) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Bulalacao (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSE of Sablayan (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Mansalay (Oriental Mindoro) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SW of Pinamalayan (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SSW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NW of of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 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
5.610 kmMindoro, PhilippinesGFZ
5.740 kmMindoro, PhilippinesEMSC
5.540 kmMindoro, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.421 kmMindoro, PhilippinesBMKG
5.58 km022 km S 53° W of Rizal (Occidental Mindoro) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
5.710 km8km WSW of San Agustin, PhilippinesUSGS
5.510 km菲律宾民都洛岛附近海域 (Philippines)CEIC

User reports for this quake (58)

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Coron / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bonifacio global city (95.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bandar Seri Begawan (1068.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hungdun borocay / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We felt it in Boracay it was our first experience with an earthquake  
Calapan Flora / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Coron / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : We were on the 3rd floor in our hotel in bed when the bed/ground started shaking. I went on for about 3-5 seconds l would guess.  
Pasay (242 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
LABANGAN SAN JOSE OCCIDENTAL MINDORO / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
coron / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Suntrust parkview / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lobo, Batangas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bubog, San Jose Occidental Mindoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Nakakatakot ang lindol, nakakatrauma. Wag na sanang maulit. Just pray for the safety of everyone. God is good. In Jesus name. AMEN.  
Alabang Muntinlupa (109.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pasay / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
sta. cruz naujan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Tiguion, Marinduque, Mimaropa (153.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Manila (241.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Sablayan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt alarmed  
Atimonan Quezon / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Saw bed and ceiling shaking for few seconds (Atimonan Quezon Province )  
Batangas City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Ranau, Sabah (859.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Taguig / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Balibago Santa Rosa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 10 seconds  
Pandan, Antique / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Amami Beach Resort (123.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The ground was swinging and I have almost lost balance. Some people had difficulties to feel, but it was very strong for me. No harm or destruction has occured.  
Coron, Palawan, Philippines (93 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Roxas City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Japak, Aklan, Western Visayas (115.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was one short shake felt quite strongly like a shift inside at ground level at Boracay station 3.  
Boracay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Pedro, Laguna, Calabarzon (225.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Balayan Batangas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At rest on ground floor, very weak shaking.  
manila / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Galera 5203oriental mindoro Philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Boracay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
RCBC plaza (241.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Pablo City, Laguna / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Makati / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Port Area, PH.NCR.D9, National Capital Region (243.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sablayan, Occ. Mindoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pasay City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : on 8F Bipolice Building, Pasay City  
Poblacion Padre Garcia, Batangas, Philippines 4224 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manila / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Central / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it. Literally, I was inside of my room when it happened. I couldn't move seeing as it was my first time experiencing an earthquake and i didn't know what to do at the moment. I just stared at the TV in my room because it almost fell. The power went  
Felt it in Aninuan, at 2nd floor. (123.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak, but no doubt! (reported through our app)  
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (240.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pasay City / not felt : Earthquake happened in Pasay City while we are inside the building on the 11th floor. This could be at Magnitude 4 to 4.5  
lipa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Taguig, Metro Manila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt waves of movement, just above level of perception, confirmed on twitter that others have felt it too  
Ternate, Cavite, Calabarzon (215.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro, Mimaropa (91.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Bulalacao Oriental Mindoro (42.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bonifacio Global City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pasay (240.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (891.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Rizal, Batangas, Calabarzon (170.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Quezon City (Philippines, 249 km N of epicenter) : Was very faint but I knew there was an earthquake somewhere. (reported through EMSC)  
Talisay (Philippines, 182 km NW of epicenter) : 20 seconds shaking on the second floor of the building in splendide. Lights moved and door shaked. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (59 quakes)

  • 25 Jun 2019 13:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Jun 2019 12:43 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Jun 2019 18:54 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Jun 2019 19:12 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Jun 2019 18:12 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2019 12:48 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2019 11:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Jun 2019 05:10 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 May 2019 03:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 May 2019 09:17 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 28 May 2019 08:29 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 May 2019 16:02 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 May 2019 16:48 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 19 May 2019 13:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 19 May 2019 07:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 May 2019 16:07 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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