Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 30 km east of Pangasinan Island, Philippines, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 06:06 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 30 km east of Pangasinan Island, Philippines, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 06:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 34 km depth

31 Jul 06:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 31 07:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 34.0 km.
Jul 31 07:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Update Fri, 31 Jul 2020, 07:22
Second magnitude 5 earthquake within 4 days
A moderately strong earthquake has occurred at 45 km depth off the eastern coast of Mindanao Island, Philippines. Magnitude estimates range between 5.5-5.8 and will likely be updated to around 5.6.
There are no reports of injuries or major damage from the quake. Due to its distance from the coast and depth, most of NE Mindanao will have experienced light to moderate shaking, strong in coastal areas closest to the epicenter. No significant damage should be expected, but minor damage such as cracks in walls, broken windows, falling objects from shelves, etc. can be expected in the affected coastal areas.
This quake follows a similar magnitude 5.7 quake that occurred 80 km NW of it on 27 July. Both were caused by the subduction of the Philippine Sea plate in northwesterly direction under the Sunda Plate, on which the Philippines sit. The very fast rate of the subducting plate's movement (104 mm/year) is responsible for that this region experiences some of the most frequent and largest earthquakes in the world.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 31, 2020 06:06:41 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.53°N / 126.65°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 8.53°S / 53.35°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) ENE of Hinatuan (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) E of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Bunawan (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Trento (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NE of Veruela (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
915 km (569 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ENE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.734 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.660 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
5.663 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
5.714 km044 km N 79° E of Hinatuan (Surigao Del Sur) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
5.676 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.646 km37 km ENE of Hinatuan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.550 km菲律宾棉兰老岛附近海域 (Philippines)CEIC

User reports for this quake (49)

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Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao (208.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Weak and more or less 5 seconds. Water container is moving though. Was leaning in a table when I felt it. (reported through our app)  
Magugpo Poblacion, Davao, Davao (152.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Ranau, Sabah (1147 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
General Luna (151.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Taguig City (902.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Panabo City (172.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Union, Surigao del Norte, Caraga (148.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Davao City (197.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Boston, Davao Oriental, Davao (79.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Barangay san isidro san francisco (75.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mandaue City, Cebu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was working on my laptop in my bed then suddenly i felt my bed kinda shaking. My Unit is the top floor 9th floor of Amaia Steps Residences.  
Opol / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was just sitting on my computer doing my usual online work when I suddenly felt the shake. So I stood up and informed my kids who were watching TV in the living room, and they too began to notice the quake. It just lasted for about a minute.  
Tagum city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tagum city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Mindanao / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Malaybalay City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tagum city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Butuan City, Barangay Ampayon / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on couch and I felt movement. Cause everyone to get up and walk to the exit doors.  
Villanueva, mis. or. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Catalunan Grande, Davao City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
tandag city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nasipit, Agusan del norte / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Buhangin District. DAVAO CITY / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cantilan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Panabo City, Davao del Norte / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
compostela davao de oro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palo, Leyte / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
CAGAYAN DE ORO / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Butuan City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao citu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Butuan City, Regatta East Village / Light shaking (MMI IV)
davao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bislig city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Butuan City, Barangay Ampayon / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on couch and I felt movement. Cause everyone to get up and walk to the exit doors.  
marihatag / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cagayan de Oro (Philippines, 211 km W of epicenter) : Good long shake in Gingoog (reported through EMSC)  
Tagoloan (Philippines, 199 km W of epicenter) : Felt but not much (reported through EMSC)  
Davao (Philippines, 192 km SW of epicenter) : I felt this quake... Quite strong lasted almost a minute... (reported through EMSC)  
Davao (Philippines, 192 km SW of epicenter) : I am in Lanang Davao City when I felt my chair was shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Davao (Philippines, 192 km SW of epicenter) : 2.10pm Davao City Very Slight movement (reported through EMSC)  
Surigao (Philippines, 182 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it about 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Maanas (Philippines, 173 km W of epicenter) : Slight shaking about a minute or two. (reported through EMSC)  
Butuan (Philippines, 121 km W of epicenter) : Nag lu2 ko abi ko ang higdaanan linog na diay (reported through EMSC)  
Tungao (Philippines, 113 km W of epicenter) : Slow steady shakes, wasn't sure at first but it got bigger. (reported through EMSC)  
Compostela (Philippines, 108 km SW of epicenter) : Nakakahilo sa sobrang lakas (reported through EMSC)  
Tago (Philippines, 65 km NW of epicenter) : Quite strong (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (109 quakes)

  • 27 Sep 2020 20:50 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 22:36 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 14:16 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 19:20 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 16:41 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 11:38 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 10:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 02:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    103 km (64 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 16:55 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 16:55 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 21:42 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 00:48 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2020 00:48 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 06:00 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 14 Sep 2020 12:52 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 12:18 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
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