Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 13 km depth
18 Nov 20:10 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 14 minutes.
19 Nov 04:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 27.0 to 13.0 km (from 16.8 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 19 km (12 mi) towards WSW.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 20:12Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 95 km southeast of Legaspi, Philippines
4.4 quake 19 Nov 3:56 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 16 minutes ago 95 km southeast of Legaspi, Philippines, PHIVOLCS reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 27 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 3.56 am local time. 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 4.4 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Miaga (pop. 2,100) located 16 km from the epicenter, Dimasalang (pop. 3,000) 16 km away, Balucawi (pop. 2,100) 16 km away, Palanas (pop. 2,700) 18 km away, Uson (pop. 4,400) 19 km away, Sorsogon (pop. 82,700) 74 km away, Calbayog City (pop. 67,900) 76 km away, and Legaspi (pop. 179,500) 95 km away.
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