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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 2.3 km east of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 21:19 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 2.3 km east of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 21:19 GMT Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 2.3 km east of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 21:19 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 44 km depth

1 Mar 21:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 44.0 km.
Mar 2 20:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.5.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 1, 2020 21:19:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.5
Depth44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.3°N / 124.7°E (Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Antipode11.3°S / 55.3°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt122 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoAlto (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) E of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) W of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) W of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Ormoc (Bisayas orientales) (pop: 191,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) S of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (87 mi) NE of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
545 km (339 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.544 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
5.240 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC
5.410 km009 km S 54° E of Leyte (Leyte) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
5.37 km5km NNE of Culasian, PhilippinesUSGS
5.355 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.351 kmLeyte, PhilippinesBMKG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 480 km / 298 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (136)

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Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Banilad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Carigara, Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pelaez Street, Cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Staying at   
Banilad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lapu-Lapu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt the bed moving under me only once. Not very much, but enough to realize it was an eathquake. Me and the bed is located in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.  
Loboc / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was asleep and woke up from shaking. Thought my girlfriend had a bad dream and was shaking but we both recognised it was an earthquake.  
Panalanoy, Leyte, Eastern Visayas (31.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sabang, Danao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : felt like someone was kicking the bed several times, turned on the lights and it was gone  
Danao City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : felt like someone kicked the bed  
Toledo City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Toledo City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mactan Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I Was sleeping and suddenly bed starts shaking. Doors were vibrating. At about 5:20am (gmt+8)  
Glan Sarangani Province (612 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Talamban, Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City, Central Visayas (141.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City, Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ormoc city (36.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Apas, Cebu, Central Visayas (138.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Central Visayas (134.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kasabangan, Balaquid (28 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong earthquake. Rockfall.  
Cebu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lapu Lapu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu city, talamban / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up, bed was swaying side to side, 2nd floor.  
near Buanoy, Cebu, Central Visayas (137.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malapascua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malapascua (63.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (35 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 27, 2020 12:10
2 years ago
2.2

1 km
Philippine Sea, 4.1 km NW of Carigara, PhilippinesMore
Apr 25, 2020 13:24
2 years ago
2.2

1 km
1.6 km W of Pinamopoan, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Apr 24, 2020 22:46
2 years ago
2.4

1 km
3.5 km SE of Limon, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Apr 20, 2020 22:33
2 years ago
2.1

2 km
3.7 km NW of Balagtas, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Apr 20, 2020 22:31
2 years ago
2.1

1 km
3.2 km S of Culasian, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Apr 20, 2020 18:22
2 years ago
2.6

5 km
4.5 km S of Limon, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Apr 18, 2020 23:34
2 years ago
3.9

9 km
4.1 km SE of Limon, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Apr 8, 2020 20:38
2 years ago
3.5

3 km
Philippine Sea, 6.3 km NW of Capoocan, PhilippinesMore
Mar 31, 2020 14:24
2 years ago
2.2

8 km
4.2 km E of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 30, 2020 14:31
2 years ago
2.3

9 km
3.3 km SE of Limon, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 29, 2020 21:04
2 years ago
3.7

12 km
18 km N of Ormoc, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 27, 2020 17:39
3 years ago
2.1

11 km
3.3 km W of Kananga, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 16, 2020 22:49
3 years ago
3.0

1 km
4.3 km S of Consuegra, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 14, 2020 07:59
3 years ago
2.0

12 km
2.7 km E of Limon, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 11, 2020 13:06
3 years ago
2.9

9 km
4.8 km S of Capoocan, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 11, 2020 07:51
3 years ago
2.2

26 km
4.9 km S of Cabucgayan, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 2020 18:55
3 years ago
2.0

0 km
1.2 km W of Culasian, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 2020 18:11
3 years ago
3.5

4 km
4.7 km SW of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 2020 17:39
3 years ago
2.4

23 km
2.3 km SE of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 2020 17:16
3 years ago
4.5

8 km
4.4 km SW of Capoocan, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 2020 17:12
3 years ago
3.0

3 km
2 km SW of Capoocan, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 10, 2020 16:18
3 years ago
2.4

4 km
2.2 km W of Balagtas, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 8, 2020 07:05
3 years ago
2.3

12 km
4.7 km SW of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 5, 2020 07:00
3 years ago
2.6

11 km
4.1 km E of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 4, 2020 20:38
3 years ago
3.4

3 km
4 km NE of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 3, 2020 15:42
3 years ago
2.8

14 km
3.8 km NW of Pinamopoan, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 3, 2020 15:39
3 years ago - felt
4.1

5 km
1.7 km NE of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 3, 2020 06:51
3 years ago - felt
4.1

9 km
11 km SE of Naval, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 2, 2020 10:23
3 years ago
3.1

2 km
6 km SE of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 2, 2020 09:31
3 years ago
2.7

14 km
2.7 km W of Pinamopoan, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 2, 2020 00:06
3 years ago
2.0

5 km
Philippine Sea, 1.8 km N of Pinamopoan, PhilippinesMore
Mar 1, 2020 22:17
3 years ago
2.3

25 km
2.7 km N of Palaroo, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 1, 2020 22:04
3 years ago - felt
3.2

4 km
Philippine Sea, 6.3 km N of Pinamopoan, PhilippinesMore
Mar 1, 2020 21:36
3 years ago
2.7

2 km
5.8 km S of Cabucgayan, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Mar 1, 2020 21:30
3 years ago
2.6

2 km
4.4 km E of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore

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