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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 49 km east of Panalanoy, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022 at 1:10 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 49 km east of Panalanoy, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022 at 1:10 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 49 km east of Panalanoy, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022 at 1:10 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 89 km depth

1 Aug 17:12 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
1 Aug 17:25: Now using data updates from PHIVOLCS
1 Aug 17:53: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Mon, 1 Aug 2022, 17:21

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near Tacloban City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Tacloban City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines on 1 Aug 2022 (GMT) at approximately 17:10 GMT.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 1, 2022 17:10:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Aug 2, 2022 at 1:10 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.9
Depth88.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.2878°N / 125.4548°E (Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Antipode11.288°S / 54.545°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt50 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMahagnao (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) WNW of General MacArthur (pop: 4,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) S of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) E of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) E of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) SE of Catbalogan (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Ormoc (Bisayas orientales) (pop: 191,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
609 km (378 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
4.989 kmPhilippines: 014 Km N 55° W of General Macarthur (Eastern Samar)USGS
5.142 km10 Km WNW of General MacArthur, PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.9100 kmSAMAR, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.989 kmSamar, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
5.0105 kmSamar, PhilippinesGFZ

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 469 km / 292 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (52)

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Borongan city Philippines (35.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I felt nervous it was like its my end here on earth.The only one I think in those moment is God is the only one woh can stop it so I prayed that hoping the earthquake would end and hope no one in our house would be harmed. Thanks be to God that the earthq  
Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines (50.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : The shake woke me up from slumber like a child purposely shoke your bed to annoy you. I sleep in the attic so I might have felt the sway in exageration.  
Salcedo, Eastern Samar (22.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Waked me up and i'm not a light sleeper. Shaking started weak but got stronger on it 5th to 10th second.  
Palo, Leyte / not felt : I was lying in bed then suddenly the ground shakes then my phone vibrates from the Earthquake Alert System  
Brgy 91, Abucay, Tacloban City (55.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : On the second floor it felt like the house swinging once west and then once east, then it stopped.  
Palo leyte (50.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump : I was sleeping in the floor  
Tacloban City (50.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tacloban Leyte the Philippines (49.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Tacloban City (50.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The shaking was scary because it was lightly strong  
Tanauan Leyte (55 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : 2nd floor moved enough to awaken everyone in 2 bedrooms. 6 people. Tanauan Leyte PH (reported through our app)  
Borongan city Philippines (37.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It wakes me up  
Tacloban City (49.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Borongan City (43.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We're all sleeping until the earthquake make us awake  
Tolosa Leyte (53.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Borongan (38.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It was a bit strong  
Tacloban City, Leyte, Eastern Visayas (50 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
philippines (52.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : I was in my bed watching movie on my mobile phone when i feel my bed suddenly shake.  
Baybay, Leyte, Eastern Visayas (98.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : I was about to sleep then i felt the shake while seeing my water move.  
Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas (35.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
San Antonio, Samar, Eastern Visayas (49.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Manlurip tacloban (51.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Abuyog, Leyte (82 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : I noticed that everything shake in a weak but noticeable motion  
Carigara, Leyte (82.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Tacloban city (53.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Tacloban City (50 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s
DAGAMI (60.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Sleeping in my bed ,when I felt the mild shake (reported through our app)  
Palo, Leyte (52.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : woke up from a nap while sitting down (reported through our app)  
tacloban city (53.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Guiuan (41.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Borongan City (37.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guiuan (41.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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