Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 63 km southwest of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Saturday, 31 Oct 10.49 am (GMT +8) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 63 km southwest of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Saturday, 31 Oct 10.49 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 160 km depth

31 Oct 03:08 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Update Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 03:12
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Quezon City, Philippines
4.6 quake 4 Km W of Magallanes, Philippines, 31 Oct 10:49 am (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 4 Km W of Magallanes, Philippines, 31 Oct 10:49 am (GMT +8)
Just 22 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Bulihan, Philippines. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 10.49 am local time, at a relatively great depth of 160 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Bulihan (pop. 2,500) at a distance of 8 km with very weak shaking, General Emilio Aguinaldo (pop. 12,200) at a distance of 9 km with very weak shaking, Manila (pop. 1,600,000) at a distance of 54 km with very weak shaking, and Quezon City (pop. 2,761,700) at a distance of 63 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 31 Oct 2020 02:49:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 10.49 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 160.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.1896°N / 120.7137°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Taal (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (10 mi) SSW of Naic (pop: 55,200)
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Tagaytay (pop: 71,200)
28 km (17 mi) W of Silang (pop: 119,500)
29 km (18 mi) WSW of Dasmariñas (pop: 441,900)
36 km (22 mi) SW of Imus (pop: 216,100)
37 km (23 mi) SE of Mariveles (pop: 84,600)
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 31.8°C (89 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NE
Primary data source: USGS
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

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6160 km- 4 km W of Magallanes, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.0175 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGeoAu
M 4.6165 km38 Km SW of Las Piñas, PhilippinesEMSC
M 4.7184 km46 Km SW of Quezon City, PhilippinesBMKG
M 4.6149 km012 Km S 14° E of Mariveles (Bataan), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
M 4.8169 km40 Km SW of Las Piñas, PhilippinesGFZ
M 4.6160 km4 Km W of Magallanes, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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Pasig (55.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
RIDGEWOOD TOWERS C-5 (53.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I thought it was the elevator but I felt slight tremors after after the first shake
Pasig (55.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
53.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Pateros (Philippines, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Seemed to bounce, not sway. Pretty mild. Thought I felt a second sway. (reported through EMSC)
Makati City (Philippines, 50 km NE of epicenter) : Kind of bounced a bit in my chair. Seemed to have been followed by a slight wave, but that could have been my imagination. Barely felt really, though many others in the condo reported feeling it too.. (reported through EMSC)
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