Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 49 km southwest of Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines, on 16 Oct 8:27 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 49 km southwest of Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines, on 16 Oct 8:27 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 11 km depth

16 Oct 00:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 16, 2020 00:27:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 16 Oct 8:27 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.47°N / 122.18°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.47°S / 57.82°W
Nearest volcano: Canlaon (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) SSE of San Joaquin (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSW of Miagao (Iloilo) (pop: 8,880) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) SW of Tigbauan (Iloilo) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SW of Trapiche (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SW of Oton (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WSW of Iloilo City (pop: 387,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) W of Pulupandan (Negros Occidental) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) W of Pacol (Negros Occidental) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Panay Island (pop: 4,307,000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) NW of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) S of Boracay Island (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.2°C (77 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.511 km49 Km WSW of Iloilo, PhilippinesEMSC
4.874 km35 Km S of Iloilo, PhilippinesBMKG
4.53 km012 Km S 42° W of San Joaquin (Iloilo), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (23)

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Megaworld, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : We felt 3 shakes at the office as of this writing. We are not advised to go out though since the alarm hasn't sounded yet. My colleagues don't feel safe. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Taguig City (470.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Avida Tower Atria (47.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tobias Fornier, Antique, Western Visayas (27.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Miagao, Province of Iloilo, Western Visayas (20.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Villaflor, Tobias Fornier, Antique (27.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Napnapan, Iloilo, Western Visayas (34 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
buhang (47 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mariveles Bataan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Rockwell, Makati city, Metro Manila / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Quezon City / not felt / 2-5 s : sudden felt dizzy  
Quezon city / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
quezon city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : I felt it while im sleeping,  
qc / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Brgy Sinogbuhan San Joaquin Iloilo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Jose, Antique / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jaro, Iloilo City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
miagao / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Iloilo City, Philippines / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guimbal iloilo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Iloilo (Philippines, 14 km NW of epicenter) : Just got back home to see my family members run outside the house and told me there were 2 earthquakes, didn't really mind it until we finally got back inside the house to settle, th | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Ungca (Philippines, 51 km NE of epicenter) : 2nd quake and bit stronger than the 1st one (reported through EMSC)  
Miagao (Philippines, 20 km N of epicenter) : Quake, with almost immediate aftershock then third shock a few minutes later (reported through EMSC)  
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