Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.7 km southwest of Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines, on 17 July 2020 - 07:17 AM (PST) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10.7 km southwest of Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines, on 17 July 2020 - 07:17 AM (PST)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 7 km depth

16 Jul 23:30 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 13 minutes.
Jul 17 05:50: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 7.0 km.
Date & time: 16 Jul 2020 23:17:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 17 July 2020 - 07:17 AM (PST)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.28°N / 123.8°E (Province of Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mandalagan (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Jaclupan (Cebu) (pop: 9,650) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (2 mi) N of Minglanilla (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) NW of Talisay City (pop: 133,100) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NNE of Naga (Cebu) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WSW of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Mandaue City (pop: 331,300) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) WSW of Lapu-Lapu City (pop: 350,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) WSW of Consolacion (pop: 48,600) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Toledo City (pop: 156,900) --> See nearby quakes!
570 km (354 mi) SSE 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: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.27 km004 km N 20° E of Minglanilla (Cebu) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
3.515 kmNegros- Cebu Reg, PhilippinesEMSC

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St. Joseph Village, Minglanilla 7.2 km from epice (5.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was 7.2 km from the epicenter. I was lying on the 2nd storey concrete floor, watching Youtube video on China July 13/14 earthquake. What a timing! But the M7.2 Oct 2013 Bohol quake (epicenter 60 km away) shook my house so much harder.  
Google map of locations (mine and my daughter) (public domain)
Cebu city (13.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was a very strong p wave. No s waves followed. My wife and i were both awakened and thrown upward from our bed. A very strong p wave. Was surprised when you had it listed as a 3.5 but a 4.2 makes more sense. Just glad no s waves hit us as i fear for the buildings here in cebu if any long duration earthquake were to hit here. (reported through our app)  
Apas, Cebu, Central Visayas (13.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Naagas, Albay, Bicol (346.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The windows and roof are with scary sounds.  
Cebu city (14.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City (13.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light to moderate shaking for just a very short duration (like 1 sec)  
Cordova, Cebu, Central Visayas (14.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A sudden thud of the whole house  
Apas, Cebu, Central Visayas (13.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mandaue city (14.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City (9.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Minglanilla Cebu (5.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Central Visayas (21.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Jaclupan, Cebu, Central Visayas (2.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Minglanilla, Cebu, Central Visayas (3.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Mandaue (17.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cordova, Cebu, Central Visayas (16.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Min (3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Talamban, Cebu City (16.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt for 1-2 seconds  
Pulangbato, Cebu City (17.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Apas, Cebu, Central Visayas (15 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Central Visayas (19.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Talisay City, Cebu, Central Visayas (6.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Talamban, Cebu City (16.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt light shaking for 1-2 seconds here in Talamban, Cebu City (reported through our app)  
Cebu City (9.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
bulacao pardo cebu city central visayas philippine / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i was working in my computer at that time tslking to my team leader when it happened by 7.17am thursday just after my night shift. the shaking was strong that i have to embraced my computer so it wont fall down. they was a loud boom before the shake.  
bulacao cebu city / Weak shaking (MMI III) : at around 7am we were still on our bedroom when we noticed our bed shook for a few seconds maybe about 2 or 3 seconds and noise in our glass windows...  
Mohon, Talisay City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was just a jolt but considerably moderate in intensity. At first, I thought a big branch from a tree fell onto the internet line causing our flat shake. No damage.  
cebu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
cebu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Pagsabungan Mandaue City Cebu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lawaan 1 Talisay City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened coz i heard the walls vibrate...  
Talisay City, Cebu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Pooc,talisay city,cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was still on bed when the earthquake occurs.felt the bed moved for 1-2 seconds.  
Cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very short but quite strong  
Kamputhaw, Cebu City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A seconds,i felt the shaking..and nervous  
Banilad Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mactan city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guadalupe Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lapu-Lapu-City, Brgy. Basak / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Short strong shake, maybe 3-4 seconds. Glass shaking in window. My bed was like it moved a bit.  
Basak, cebu city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Subangdaku, Mandaue / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Talisay City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Made me feel good and hot like i need more  
Ceby city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light sleeper woke up to the vibration.  
Bulacao, Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Talisay City Pooc / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The shaking woke me up, it was strong but lasted for a few seconds only.  
Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bulacao,Pardo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
talamban / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Talisay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
lapu lapu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
CEBU CITY / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Consalacion / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : One item rattled, felt one single shake  
Cebu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cebu City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Up-down movement, not rocking.  
Quiot, Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was a 1-2 seconds sudden jolt.  
MINGLANILLA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cebu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Some me up  
Guadalupe Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Punta Princesa Cebu City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Consolacion / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt like a bomb went off. Short but sweet.  
Mandaue City (Philippines, 15 km E of epicenter) : It was felt here in Mandaue (reported through EMSC)  
Apas (Philippines, 13 km E of epicenter) : It was a heavy burst for two seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Adlaon (Philippines, 12 km E of epicenter) : Very slight temblor. (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 11 km E of epicenter) : Rapid shaking with little felt movement. (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 11 km E of epicenter) : Sudden short shake (reported through EMSC)  
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