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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 013 Km S 42° W of San Joaquin (Iloilo), Philippines, on 16 October 2020 - 08:32 AM (PST)

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 013 Km S 42° W of San Joaquin (Iloilo), Philippines, on 16 October 2020 - 08:32 AM (PST)
16 Oct 00:45 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 13 minutes.
16 Oct 16:45: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 3.0 km (from 0.6 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7 km (4.4 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 2020-10-16 12:32:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 16 October 2020 - 08:32 AM (PST)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.5°N / 122.06°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Canlaon (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Lawigan (pop: 2,600)
13 km (8 mi) E of Tobias Fornier (pop: 2,900)
13 km (8 mi) NE of Magdalena (pop: 2,400)
59 km (37 mi) SW of Iloilo (pop: 387,700)
99 km (62 mi) W of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900)
102 km (63 mi) W of Mansilingan (pop: 454,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.6°C (76 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
2020-10-16 00:32:00 UTC
16 October 2020 - 08:32 AM (PST)
M 4.4 / 3 km013 Km S 42° W of San Joaquin (Iloilo), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
2020-10-16 00:32:45 UTCM 4.8 / 35 km43 Km SW of Iloilo, PhilippinesEMSC
2020-10-16 00:32:30 UTCM 4.7 / 32 km18 Km WSW of Roxas City, PhilippinesBMKG
2020-10-16 00:32:45 UTCM 4.8 / 35 km19 Km SE of San Joaquin, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Guimbal, Iloilo (37 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Oyungan Elementary School / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
san joaquin, iloilo, philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Joaquin / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San joaquin iloilo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Brgy. Qui-anan San Joaquin, Iloilo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Fabrica, Hamtic, Antique / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 013 Km S 42° W of San Joaquin (Iloilo), Philippines, on 16 October 2020 - 08:32 AM (PST)

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