Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 9.5 km southeast of Cataingan, Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, on 17 August 2020 - 01:21 PM (PST) -

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.6 quake 187 km north of Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines, 18 August 00:03 UTC, which followed after 19 hours.
Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 9.5 km southeast of Cataingan, Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, on 17 August 2020 - 01:21 PM (PST)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 2 km depth

17 Aug 05:40 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Aug 2020 05:21:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 17 August 2020 - 01:21 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.95°N / 124.06°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Biliran (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SE of Cataingan (Masbate) (pop: 7,810)
18 km (11 mi) ENE of Placer (Masbate) (pop: 5,970)
20 km (13 mi) SE of Nabangig (pop: 2,970)
57 km (35 mi) NW of Naval (Biliran) (pop: 12,200)
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900)
67 km (41 mi) SE of Masbate (pop: 47,500)
183 km (113 mi) N of Cebu City (pop: 798,600)
187 km (116 mi) NE of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900)
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.62 km010 km S 45° E of Cataingan (Masbate) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 4.110 kmLeyte, PhilippinesEMSC
M 4.62 km010 km S 45° E of Cataingan (Masbate) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (8)

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206.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : gentle swaying on 32nd floor in Cebu City
Cubao, Quezon City / not felt
Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tanauan Leyte / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bulan Sorsogon / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Legazpi City, Alvat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Shook for quite few seconds
Cataingan, Masbate / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 9.5 km southeast of Cataingan, Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, on 17 August 2020 - 01:21 PM (PST)
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