Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 30 km southwest of Catarman, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 05 January 2020 - 07:03 PM (PST) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 30 km southwest of Catarman, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 05 January 2020 - 07:03 PM (PST)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 22 km depth

5 Jan 11:20 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 17 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 25.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.0 to 22.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Jan 2020 11:03:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 05 January 2020 - 07:03 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.37°N / 124.39°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) NE of Palanit (pop: 3,360)
8 km (5 mi) ESE of Alegria (Northern Samar) (pop: 5,810)
15 km (9 mi) N of Malaga (pop: 2,160)
18 km (11 mi) SE of Allen (Northern Samar) (pop: 7,500)
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Catarman (pop: 47,400)
40 km (25 mi) NW of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900)
235 km (146 mi) NNE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600)
246 km (153 mi) NE of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900)
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.322 km006 km S 81° E of San Isidro (Northern Samar) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 4.323 kmSamar, PhilippinesEMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

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Lavezares Northern Samar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jubasan, Allen / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Earth shaking
laguna, biñan laguna / not felt
San Joaquin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was watching The Day the Earth stood still and my bedroom started rocking a little with rumbling sound, very exciting as it was my first experience!
199.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dancalan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
54.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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