Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 92 km northwest of Tacloban, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 2:35 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 92 km northwest of Tacloban, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 2:35 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 84 km depth

15 Nov 06:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
15 Nov 08:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 144.0 to 84.0 km (from 89 to 52 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 25 km (15 mi) towards NNE.
Update Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 06:48
Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake 89 km northwest of Tacloban, Philippines
4.8 quake 18 km WSW of Naval, Philippines, 15 Nov 2.35 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 18 km WSW of Naval, Philippines, 15 Nov 2.35 pm (GMT +8)
A intermediate magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early afternoon near the town of San Isidro, Philippines.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Sunday 15 November 2020 at 2.35 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 144 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in San Isidro (pop. 4,900) located 17 km from the epicenter, Tabing (pop. 2,300) 17 km away, Naval (pop. 12,200) 18 km away, Almeria (pop. 3,000) 20 km away, Caraycaray (pop. 3,200) 20 km away, and Ormoc (pop. 191,200) 69 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Panalanoy (pop. 189,100) located 88 km from the epicenter, and Tacloban (pop. 242,100) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 15, 2020 06:35:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 2:35 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 84.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.72°N / 124.32°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 11.72°S / 55.68°W
Nearest volcano: Biliran (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NNW of Almeria (pop: 2,960) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SW of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) W of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Bogo (Cebu) (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) WSW of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NE of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 30°C (86 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.984 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGFZ
5.188 kmLEYTE, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.376 kmLeyte, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.137 km19 Km NW of Almeria, PhilippinesUSGS
5.018 km018 Km S 60° E of Pio V. Corpuz (Masbate), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
5.0104 kmCebu, PhilippinesBMKG

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Consolacion (154.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : 4 small horizontal waves on 2nd floor laying in bed. | One user found this interesting.  
Antipolo, Medellin, Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Started with a very light shake but after a few seconds it was stronger..The shaking was also gone fast.  
Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was lying on the bottom bunk of a double deck bed when I felt some movement/swaying. I thought it was the person who slept on the upper bunk moving but I realized he wasn't there. Then the electric fan beside me began to sway.  
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : We don't know it's related to this earthquake or not, but we feel and see how our lamp moving horizontally and so the cloth hanger. We are living on 12 Floor of high rise building. But so far actually from the centrum  
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Central Visayas (159.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Mapanas, Northern Samar (132.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Balamban, Cebu, Central Visayas (149.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Mandaue City, Cebu, Central Visayas (161.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Surigo city (249.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Taal, Batangas, Calabarzon (440.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cordova, Cebu, Central Visayas (165.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Mandaue City (158.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Mandaue City, Cebu, Central Visayas (162.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking and brief (reported through our app)  
Punta , Ormoc City (84.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cebu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Liloan, Cebu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Looc Cabucgayan biliran / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catbalogan City, Samar Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Naval / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bacolod City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
cebu city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tacloban City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Palanas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Cebu City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Cebu city / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt 5 seconds of minimal shaking  
Cebu City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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