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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South China Sea, 48 km southwest of Balayan, Philippines, on Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South China Sea, 48 km southwest of Balayan, Philippines, on Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 37 km depth

16 Oct 20:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
16 Oct 20:14: Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards NE.
16 Oct 21:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 37.0 km (from 6.2 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 22 km (14 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: Oct 16, 2020 20:06:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.68°N / 120.37°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 13.68°S / 59.63°W
Nearest volcano: Taal (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Calatagan (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Balayan (Batangas) (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Balayan (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Nasugbu (pop: 62,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Silang (pop: 119,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Lipa City (pop: 212,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Calapan (pop: 66,000) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSW of Luzon Island (pop: 46,228,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.337 km48 Km SW of Balayan, PhilippinesGFZ
5.480 km5.2 Mindoro, PhilippinesEMSC
5.429 km022 Km S 44° W of Looc (Occidental Mindoro), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
5.463 km6 Km SSE of Looc, PhilippinesUSGS
5.472 km43 Km WSW of Calatagan, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.370 km43 Km WSW of Calatagan, PhilippinesCEIC
5.191 km45 Km SW of Nasugbu, PhilippinesBMKG

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Pakil Laguna (142.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Was going to sleep then I noticed that my bed was shaking from left to right. As far as I can remember that was between 3:30-4:10AM of October 17. | One user found this interesting.  
Kawit, Cavite (102.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 5-10 s : Felt like first waves south to north, then super slow, almost not noticable est to west. (and felt "dizzy" even a minute later) | One user found this interesting.  
Cainta marcos highway (131.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was at the apt studios of eat bulaga. 3rd floor. And i was doing overnight work. When suddenly i felt the lighting fixtures above me shaking. It lasted for about 10 seconds or so. The feeling was like naussiating. Thanls  
Accolade Place coodominium Quezon City felt the be (127 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : About 4:00 am. I felt the bed movement like a wave or sliding back and forth for about 3-4 seconds, No damage or harm done. Then I waited if a bigger one was to follow. Fortunately none about intensity 3  
12th Avenue Caloocan city (140.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe : I'm in Caloocan City 12th Ave, while I am working. Nagmove chair ko at PC ko.. Medyo malakas ng shake mga 10 seconds. Nakakahilo. Sana wala ng after shock.  
Pasig City (124.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I live in Pasig City at the 28th floor. I felt my chair shaking horizontally for some seconds and then nothing. But the shake was fast. (reported through our app)  
Santa Rosa, Laguna, Calabarzon (105.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : i felt dizzy | One user found this interesting.  
San Francisco del Monte, PH.40.F2, Calabarzon (129.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : At the 2nd floor, I happened to lay down on the floor and the vibrates almost felt like heartbeats. | One user found this interesting.  
san isidro cabuyao city laguna (102.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Bf Homes las pinas (56.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Quiapo District, National Capital Region (120.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / very short : i was asleep  
F Manalo an Juan mmla (124.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Felt like someone shake my bed (reported through our app)  
San Mateo, Rizal, Calabarzon (136.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Makati City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (119.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
M (93.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to the shaking  
Calaca, Province of Batangas (54.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
hensonville angeles city (165.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Baliwag, Bulacan, Central Luzon (152.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Luksuhin, Cavite, Calabarzon (69.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cainta, Rizal, Calabarzon (129.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Imus, Cavite, Calabarzon (105.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt, because i'm sleeping that time (reported through our app)  
Cainta, Rizal, Calabarzon (126.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Pasig City (126.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Las Piñas, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (108.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Tagaytay (79.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Malolos City (141.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Carmona, Cavite (101.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Batangas, Calabarzon (74.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Bustos, Bulacan, Central Luzon (152.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Trion Tio (121 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : I felt slight wave from the bed.  
Imus, Cavite, Calabarzon (100.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it all the lights are swinging (reported through our app)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (73 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 15, 2020 17:08
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.2

11 km
5.9 km SW of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 15, 2020 11:32
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.0

89 km
South China Sea, 8.9 km W of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 14, 2020 14:26
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.4

1 km
South China Sea, 23 km W of Harrison, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 13, 2020 18:07
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.7

104 km
South China Sea, 12 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 13, 2020 17:05
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.6

109 km
South China Sea, 13 km W of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 13, 2020 12:51
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.0

21 km
South China Sea, 13 km SW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 13, 2020 12:51
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.0

17 km
6.5 km E of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 2020 16:31
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.3

11 km
4.4 km W of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 2020 16:31
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.5

19 km
South China Sea, 18 km S of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 2020 03:22
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.3

127 km
South China Sea, 21 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 11, 2020 19:03
1 year 22 weeks ago
2.5

104 km
South China Sea, 21 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 11, 2020 16:10
1 year 22 weeks ago
4.2

104 km
South China Sea, 13 km W of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 8, 2020 17:51
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.0

99 km
South China Sea, 11 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2020 23:50
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.2

113 km
South China Sea, 12 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2020 11:50
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.5

101 km
South China Sea, 13 km W of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 6, 2020 11:24
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.6

80 km
South China Sea, 12 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 5, 2020 07:16
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.0

137 km
South China Sea, 14 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 4, 2020 16:40
1 year 23 weeks ago
3.7

13 km
South China Sea, 9.5 km SW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Dec 4, 2020 09:05
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.1

101 km
South China Sea, 16 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 3, 2020 11:24
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.1

69 km
South China Sea, 14 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 1, 2020 16:11
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.2

96 km
South China Sea, 16 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Dec 1, 2020 11:01
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.6

96 km
South China Sea, 16 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 29, 2020 06:23
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.1

97 km
South China Sea, 15 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 28, 2020 15:07
1 year 24 weeks ago
2.0

76 km
South China Sea, 13 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 28, 2020 14:45
1 year 24 weeks ago
3.2

144 km
South China Sea, 16 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 25, 2020 21:16
1 year 25 weeks ago
2.0

110 km
South China Sea, 18 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 22, 2020 16:19
1 year 25 weeks ago
2.5

159 km
South China Sea, Ilocos, 18 km NE of Harrison, PhilippinesMore
Nov 19, 2020 20:37
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.3

135 km
South China Sea, 20 km W of Lucsuhin, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 18, 2020 16:49
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.4

100 km
South China Sea, 14 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 18, 2020 13:55
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.2

17 km
5 km SE of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 18, 2020 13:54
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.4

31 km
South China Sea, 8.9 km W of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 18, 2020 01:22
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.6

27 km
1.1 km N of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 16, 2020 18:33
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.3

94 km
South China Sea, 15 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 15, 2020 07:11
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.3

40 km
South China Sea, 28 km SW of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 14, 2020 22:22
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.0

21 km
1.1 km N of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 14, 2020 22:22
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.3

18 km
South China Sea, 17 km S of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 13, 2020 23:03
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.7

32 km
South China Sea, 5.2 km NE of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 13, 2020 18:15
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.9

119 km
South China Sea, 12 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 13, 2020 06:59
1 year 26 weeks ago
2.9

40 km
South China Sea, 18 km SE of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 12, 2020 12:55
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.8

6 km
23 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 12, 2020 12:41
1 year 26 weeks ago - felt
4.2

20 km
South China Sea, 20 km N of Harrison, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 10, 2020 19:57
1 year 27 weeks ago
3.0

106 km
South China Sea, 21 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 10, 2020 19:57
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.6

103 km
South China Sea, 21 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 10, 2020 14:11
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.1

4 km
South China Sea, 9.7 km W of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 10, 2020 11:23
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.2

17 km
6 km SE of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 10, 2020 11:23
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.6

26 km
South China Sea, 14 km SW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 9, 2020 18:59
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.3

32 km
South China Sea, 9.9 km NE of Harrison, PhilippinesMore
Nov 7, 2020 22:10
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.2

1 km
South China Sea, 9.7 km NE of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 7, 2020 22:10
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.0

8 km
South China Sea, 20 km NW of Harrison, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 5, 2020 17:04
1 year 27 weeks ago
2.1

105 km
South China Sea, 15 km W of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Nov 3, 2020 14:51
1 year 28 weeks ago
2.0

46 km
South China Sea, 15 km E of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Nov 1, 2020 01:48
1 year 28 weeks ago
2.8

15 km
9.5 km NE of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 30, 2020 16:01
1 year 28 weeks ago
2.2

7 km
0.7 km S of Vigo, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 30, 2020 15:56
1 year 28 weeks ago
2.6

93 km
South China Sea, Mimaropa, 21 km S of Calatagan, PhilippinesMore
Oct 29, 2020 17:55
1 year 28 weeks ago
3.2

125 km
South China Sea, 24 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 27, 2020 17:28
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.3

66 km
4.4 km N of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 27, 2020 14:23
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.1

48 km
South China Sea, 33 km SW of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 23, 2020 16:09
1 year 29 weeks ago
2.2

91 km
South China Sea, 13 km S of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, PhilippinesMore
Oct 18, 2020 17:21
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.2

24 km
South China Sea, 15 km SW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 17:12
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.1

33 km
South China Sea, 16 km S of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 08:56
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.4

33 km
South China Sea, 14 km SW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 07:35
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.7

25 km
South China Sea, 20 km S of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 03:13
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.5

8 km
6.6 km S of Vigo, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 03:13
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.5

6 km
South China Sea, 9 km E of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 02:52
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.4

13 km
5.5 km N of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 01:31
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.4

16 km
South China Sea, 7 km E of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 17, 2020 00:23
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.1

16 km
South China Sea, 7.7 km NE of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 16, 2020 20:44
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.2

18 km
6 km SE of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 16, 2020 20:37
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.3

21 km
1.5 km NW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 16, 2020 20:28
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.1

17 km
2.8 km NE of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 16, 2020 20:13
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.9

21 km
3.1 km SE of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 16, 2020 20:13
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.4

15 km
6.5 km E of Tilik, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
Oct 16, 2020 20:11
1 year 30 weeks ago
2.5

23 km
1.5 km NW of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, PhilippinesMore
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