Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 16 km east of Ormoc City, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Friday, 28 May 2021 6:52 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 16 km east of Ormoc City, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Friday, 28 May 2021 6:52 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 4 km depth

28 May 10:58 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 7 minutes.
28 May 11:10: Now using data updates from PHIVOLCS
28 May 18:05: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 1.0 km (from 7.5 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards SSE.
29 May 06:45: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 4.0 km (from 0.6 to 2.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards NNW.
Update Fri, 28 May 2021, 11:15
Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 16 km northeast of Ormoc City, Philippines
4.2 quake 28 May 6:52 pm (GMT +8)
4.2 quake 28 May 6:52 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 23 minutes ago 16 km northeast of Ormoc City, Philippines, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 12 km beneath the epicenter near Ormoc City, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, early evening on Friday 28 May 2021 at 6:52 pm 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 4.2 earthquake 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 Canhandugan (pop. 2,100) located 10 km from the epicenter, Ormoc City (pop. 191,200) 16 km away, Carigara (pop. 17,500) 29 km away, Palo (pop. 17,500) 29 km away, Tanauan (pop. 16,600) 30 km away, Tacloban City (pop. 242,100) 35 km away, Panalanoy (pop. 189,100) 36 km away, and Baybay City (pop. 17,700) 42 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 28 May 2021 10:52:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 28 May 2021 6:52 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.05°N / 124.75°E (Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Mahagnao (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Canhandugan (Leyte) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Ormoc City (pop: 191,200) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSE of Carigara (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WSW of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) WSW of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SW of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SW of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) N of Baybay City (Leyte) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 22.1°C (72 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
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.
4.34 kmPhilippines: 015 Km N 23° E of Albuera (Leyte)PHIVOLCS
unknownn/aNear Ormoc City, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesVolcanoDiscovery

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
ORMOC CITY (LEYTE) / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Ormoc city, Philippines (25.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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