Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 26 km west of Calbayog City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 07:26 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 26 km west of Calbayog City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 07:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 45 km depth

11 Aug 07:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 13 minutes.
Aug 11 07:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 42.0 km.
Aug 11 22:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 45.0 km.
Date & time: 11 Aug 2020 07:26:48 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.08°N / 124.36°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) W of Tinambacan (Samar) (pop: 4,560)
26 km (16 mi) W of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900)
36 km (22 mi) S of Alegria (Northern Samar) (pop: 5,810)
41 km (26 mi) WNW of Pagsanghan (Samar) (pop: 8,020)
56 km (34 mi) SSW of Catarman (pop: 47,400)
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100)
203 km (126 mi) NNE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600)
220 km (137 mi) NE of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.045 kmSamar, PhilippinesBMKG
M 4.86 km010 km S 41° E of Cataingan (Masbate) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 4.810 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC
M 4.810 km18 km ENE of Limbuhan, PhilippinesUSGS
M 4.910 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
117.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
162.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mondragon, Northern Samar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ormoc city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 26 km west of Calbayog City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, 11 August 07:26 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 09 Oct 2020 23:20 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 06:45 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2020 12:40 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 26 km west of Calbayog City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 07:26 (GMT)

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