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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 019 Km N 88° E of Hernani (Eastern Samar), Philippines on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 019 Km N 88° E of Hernani (Eastern Samar), Philippines on Tuesday, 13 October 2020
13 Oct 07:10 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 21 minutes.
13 Oct 07:45: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 48.0 km (from 35 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards SSE.
14 Oct 02:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 48.0 to 20.0 km (from 30 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4.1 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Tuesday, 13 October 2020 06:49 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 13 October 2020 - 02:49 PM (PST)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.35°N / 125.79°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Hernani (pop: 2,200)
26 km (16 mi) NE of Salcedo (pop: 3,600)
28 km (17 mi) SE of Llorente (pop: 7,900)
86 km (54 mi) E of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100)
86 km (54 mi) E of Tacloban (pop: 242,100)
135 km (84 mi) NE of Ormoc (pop: 191,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Heavy Intensity Rain 27.5°C (81 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
13 October 2020 - 02:49 PM (PST) (13 Oct 06:49:00 UTC)M 4.8 / 20 km019 Km N 88° E of Hernani (Eastern Samar), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
Tue, 13 Oct 06:49 UTCM 4.7 / 60 km41 Km NNE of Guiuan, PhilippinesEMSC
Tue, 13 Oct 06:49 UTCM 4.7 / 62.7 km3 Km ESE of Hernani, PhilippinesUSGS
Tue, 13 Oct 06:49 UTCM 4.5 / 194 km46 Km SE of Borongan, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
86.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tacloban City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Borongan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hernani, Eastern Samar / Strong shaking (MMI VI)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 019 Km N 88° E of Hernani (Eastern Samar), Philippines on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

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