Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Samar, 24 km northwest of Borongan, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 16 August 2019 - 07:19 PM (PST)
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Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 21 km depth
17 Aug 07:25 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 20 hours.
Date & time: 16 Aug 2019 11:19:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 16 August 2019 - 07:19 PM (PST)
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.76°N / 125.27°E (Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) W of Nena (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Taft (pop: 4,420) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NW of Borongan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) E of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNE of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ESE of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 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: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.4||21 km||020 km N 87° W of San Julian (Eastern Samar) (Philippines)||PHIVOLCS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.