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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 3.9 km north of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 05 August 2020 - 01:10 AM (PST)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 3.9 km north of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 05 August 2020 - 01:10 AM (PST) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 3.9 km north of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on 05 August 2020 - 01:10 AM (PST)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 5 km depth

4 Aug 17:25 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 15 minutes.
Aug 4 18:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 13.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.0 to 5.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 4, 2020 17:10:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter05 August 2020 - 01:10 AM (PST)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.4°N / 124.47°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode11.4°S / 55.53°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoBiliran (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) WSW of Palaroo (pop: 2,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) SSE of Naval (Biliran) (pop: 12,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) WNW of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NNW of Ormoc (pop: 191,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) SW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) WNW of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) NE of Bogo (Cebu) (pop: 23,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
519 km (323 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (46 mi) NNW of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) NNE of Cebu Island (pop: 4,164,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | 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.
4.35 km004 km N 26° W of Leyte (Leyte) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
4.114 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 497 km / 309 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 (2)

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Daanbantayan Cebu (47.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was after the rain pours. I was working night shift. I was sitting, facing my laptop when the big table in front of me started shaking for about 3 seconds. The hanging lights above me swing as well. | One user found this interesting.  
Tabontabon, Leyte, Eastern Visayas (62.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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