Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 31 km depth
15 Nov 23:05 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 16 minutes.
16 Nov 14:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 31.0 km (from 52 to 19.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards SE.
Update Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 23:09Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake 96 km northeast of Sorsogon, Philippines
4.3 quake 26 km SE of Gigmoto, Philippines, 16 Nov 6.49 am (GMT +8)
A intermediate magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of Gigmoto, Philippines.
According to PHIVOLCS, the quake hit on Monday 16 November 2020 at 6.49 am local time at an intermediate depth of 84 km. 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
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 Gigmoto (pop. 3,300) located 26 km from the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bato (pop. 2,100) located 29 km from the epicenter, Cabugao (pop. 2,600) 32 km away, Virac (pop. 15,100) 36 km away, Viga (pop. 4,100) 39 km away, Tabaco (pop. 57,900) 95 km away, Sorsogon (pop. 82,700) 96 km away, and Malilipot (pop. 33,600) 96 km away.
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