Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 19 km southeast of Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 3:56 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 19 km southeast of Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 3:56 am (GMT +8)

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, 20:12
Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 95 km southeast of Legaspi, Philippines
4.4 quake 19 Nov 3:56 am (GMT +8)
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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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 18, 2020 19:56:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 3:56 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.27°N / 123.77°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.27°S / 56.23°W
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NE of Armenia (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NW of Dimasalang (pop: 3,020) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SE of Masbate (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NE of Tigbao (pop: 3,120) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of San Fernando (Masbate) (pop: 6,210) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Milagros (Lalawigan ng Masbate) (pop: 6,010) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Cataingan (Masbate) (pop: 7,810) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NE of Masbate Island (pop: 706,900) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NE of Panay Island (pop: 4,307,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
4.413 km013 Km N 48° W of Dimasalang (Masbate), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Las Piñas, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (387 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
negros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
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