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

###EA_NOTE### Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 2.3 km east of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, 1 March 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.
Date & time: 1 Mar 2020 21:19:24 UTC -
Magnitude: ###MAG_EQDATA###
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.3°N / 124.7°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Alto (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) E of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) E of Pinamopoan (pop: 2,770) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) WNW of San Miguel (pop: 3,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NW of Jaro (Leyte) (pop: 7,940) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NE of Kananya (Leyte) (pop: 7,650) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Babatngon (Leyte) (pop: 6,240) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Leyte (pop: 7,220) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) W of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
545 km (339 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.544 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
M 5.240 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC
M 5.410 km009 km S 54° E of Leyte (Leyte) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 5.37 km5km NNE of Culasian, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.355 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGeoAu
M 5.351 kmLeyte, PhilippinesBMKG

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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 5th floor of old building,had a fair shake and sway,,,started with small vibration and the followed about 10 seconds later with a moderate shake that lasted about another 10 seconds,,,, but nothing compared to when the earthquake hit Bohol some years ago,,
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.
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)
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)
138.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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.
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)
Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bogo, Cebu, Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV) : From Bogo Cebu, phlippines
Naval, Biliran / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Hotel shook and rattled with some rumbling for maybe 20 seconds
41.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
barugo leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
369.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zone 11, 30-De Deciembre St. , Baybay City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I live in a three storey concrete residence. As I was on the ground floor preparing breakfast , I noticed the water inside the transparent jug swung and pots swayed. But I didn't feel any noticeable ground movement.
542.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In Manila little was heard however,as soon as there was an eartquake they gave the news on television.
142.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
310.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was strong. We all ran into the street.
Leyte, leyte (25.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Things falling off from shelves. My daughters family ran outside
Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
482.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary. -Davao city.
Cebu city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cebu City (138.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : High building was swinging and vibrating, was silince outside, duration about 10 seconds
Calbayog City, Western, Samar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt the shaking as I woke early this morning, lasts for about 10-15seconds
167.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The velding is skeeking. Do not evakwit. Its besnes as usual.
4.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : All the closets in my House were spilled and the power went out.
Nanette cordero / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking with a big bump that jolted my bed from the 9th floor of golden prince hotel
Lapu Lapu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Consolacion cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu city (140.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Vake us up
35.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
guihulngan city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
152 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
MalaPascua / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the bathroom floor vibrate and move in my Holiday Villa. Woke my wife from sleeping.
Cebu city / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was about to sleep since i just got home after my work. Suddenly when my daughter woke up and was about to go to the bathroom to take a bath we felt the shaking and it gets me feel nervous. I immediately went to my daughter and drag her out of the bathroom and shout. I got panicked and most of my neighbors also came out on their house because they also feel the earthquake
Mandaue cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Consolacion, Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it!
148.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened by 2 separate movements. It lasted very shortly. But strong enough to jolt me from my sleep, sit up and feel the second stronger movement. (reported through our app)
81.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shake for 8-10 second.
San Roque, Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quake lasted for 7secs
Ormoc City (34.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nueva Vista, Ormoc City, Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Malapascua Island (64 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
140.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Location Cebu city (reported through our app)
Bulacao,Pardo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up from shaking of my bed.
138.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Carigara, Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Isabel,Leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Baybay City, Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
161.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
CEBU CITY (CAPITAL) (145 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I woke up because of the shaking. I felt like I was a basketball being dribbles on the floor.
Bakhawan Daanbantayan Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malapasqua / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
49.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Total duration about 20 seconds, a jolt after 3 sec, another 6 sec later.
Ormoc City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It took awhile to stop
Calubian leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
136.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Downtown Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt two distinct quakes
Cebu City Cebu Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lapu Lapu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Banawa cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Peerless village / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tacloban / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Since it was early morning I think most people will not notice it. Jeard some tiny sound from the house similar to prior earthquake experiences. Lasted for a few seconds
Tuburan, Cebu (115 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
lahug Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bulacao,Pardo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoken by the shaking of my bed!
Cebu city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
cebu city (141.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It lasted for 1 second. (reported through our app)
Talisay City, Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City, Talamban (134.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
127.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palompon Leyte / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i felt it
Mandaue / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
tacloban city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Looc, Mandaue City (135.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ormoc / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Naval / Light shaking (MMI IV)
49.7 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
33 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tacloban City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Waterfront hotel Cebu, Lapu-Lapu Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping in waterfront hotel near airport. My brs starts shaking. Door making vibrations
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mabolo . Cebu city (139.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Isabel, Leyte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
63.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ormoc (33.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
143.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City (Philippines, 141 km SW of epicenter) : Woke up startled from the shaking (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 141 km SW of epicenter) : Woke up because of the quake here in cebu. (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 140 km SW of epicenter) : Strong (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 139 km SW of epicenter) : Scary (reported through EMSC)
Cebu (Philippines, 139 km SW of epicenter) : Strong but quick one (reported through EMSC)
Cebu (Philippines, 139 km SW of epicenter) : Woken up by bed rollibg movements (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 139 km SW of epicenter) : Very short but quiet strong (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 139 km SW of epicenter) : It makes me awake (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 138 km SW of epicenter) : Mild vibrations and swaying for several seconds in high-rise building. (reported through EMSC)
Cebu City (Philippines, 138 km SW of epicenter) : Nice one near Ayala mall Cebu (reported through EMSC)
Lapu-Lapu City (Philippines, 137 km SW of epicenter) : My bed was shaking... (reported through EMSC)
Mandaue City (Philippines, 136 km SW of epicenter) : I felt a jolt followed by 10 seconds of shaking and then a few more seconds of swaying. I'm on the 14th floor of cityscape hotel. Subangdaku, mandaue. (reported through EMSC)
Mandaue City (Philippines, 134 km SW of epicenter) : awaken by the shake (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 2.3 km east of Carigara, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, 1 March 2020 21:19 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (35 quakes):
  • 27 Apr 2020 12:10 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
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    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 13:24 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Apr 2020 22:46 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 22:33 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 22:31 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 18:22 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 18 Apr 2020 23:34 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2020 20:38 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 31 Mar 2020 14:24 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
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    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2020 14:31 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
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    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2020 21:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2020 17:39 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
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    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Mar 2020 22:49 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
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    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 07:59 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
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    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 13:06 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 07:51 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

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