- Philippine Sea, 16 km southwest of Piña, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 4:23 am (GMT +8) -

 - Philippine Sea, 16 km southwest of Piña, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 4:23 am (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Nov 20:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 19 minutes.
29 Nov 20:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 24 km (15 mi) towards ESE.
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 21:15
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Tacloban City, Philippines
4.9 quake Samar, Philippines, 30 Nov 4.23 am (GMT +8)
4.9 quake Samar, Philippines, 30 Nov 4.23 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred 51 minutes ago 117 km northwest of Tacloban City, Philippines, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Piña early morning on Monday 30 November 2020 at 4.23 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Piña (pop. 3,100) located 16 km from the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Malajog (pop. 2,200) located 17 km from the epicenter, Tinambacan (pop. 4,600) 19 km away, Santo Niño (pop. 2,900) 20 km away, Malaga (pop. 2,200) 20 km away, Panalanoy (pop. 189,100) 116 km away, Tacloban City (pop. 242,100) 117 km away, and Ormoc City (pop. 191,200) 121 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Nov 2020 20:23:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 30 Nov 2020 4:23 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.06°N / 124.33°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Bulusan (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Piña (pop: 3,140) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Calbayog City (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Catarman (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSE of Irosin (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Masbate (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) W of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NW of Limbangcavayan Island --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) NNE of of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (16 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.910 km- 19 km SW of San Joaquin, PhilippinesGFZ
M 4.910 kmSAMAR, PHILIPPINESEMSC
M 4.812 km017 Km S 49° E of Cataingan (Masbate), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
M 4.910 km19 Km SW of San Joaquin, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.010 kmSamar, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (3)

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134.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
82.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Legazpi City, Albay / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Felt shake woke me up, but nobody else felt it.
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