Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 107 km northeast of Legaspi, Albay, Bicol, Philippines, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 6:49 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 107 km northeast of Legaspi, Albay, Bicol, Philippines, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 6:49 am (GMT +8)

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, 23:09
Light 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)
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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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 15, 2020 22:49:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 6:49 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.61°N / 124.6°E (Philippines)
Antipode: 13.61°S / 55.4°W
Nearest volcano: Pocdol Mountains (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) SE of Gigmoto (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Virac (Catanduanes) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SE of Viga (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) E of Calolbon (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,010) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SE of Pandan (Catanduanes) (pop: 5,090) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NE of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) ENE of Malilipot (Albay) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) ENE of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NNE of Masbate Island (pop: 706,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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
4.331 km026 Km S 77° E of Baras (Catanduanes), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.384 kmCATANDUANES, PHILIPPINESEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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