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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 93 km southwest of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 93 km southwest of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 93 km southwest of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

13 Aug 16:35 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 10 minutes.
14 Aug 10:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.7 to 1.2 mi).
Update Sat, 13 Aug 2022, 16:42

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 93 km southwest of Iloilo City, Philippines

5.1 quake 14 Aug 12:25 am (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 14 Aug 12:25 am (GMT +8)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Iloilo City, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines, was reported only 17 minutes ago by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 6 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Sunday, August 14th, 2022, at 12:25 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.
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.
In Tobias Fornier (pop. 2,900) located 29 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Joaquin (pop. 4,900) located 48 km from the epicenter, Antique (pop. 4,800) 50 km away, Miagao (pop. 8,900) 60 km away, Sipalay (pop. 24,000) 86 km away, Iloilo City (pop. 387,700) 93 km away, Kabankalan (pop. 136,500) 113 km away, and Bago City (pop. 150,300) 113 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 13, 2022 16:25:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.28°N / 121.83°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode10.28°S / 58.17°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoCanlaon (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities29 km (18 mi) SSW of Tobias Fornier (pop: 2,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SW of San Joaquin (pop: 4,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Antique (pop: 4,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) NW of Sipalay (pop: 24,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Iloilo City (pop: 387,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) WNW of Kabankalan (pop: 136,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
490 km (304 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) SW of Panay Island (pop: 4,307,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
431 km (268 mi) NW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.12 kmPhilippines: 020 Km S 32° W of Anini-y (Antique)PHIVOLCS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 545 km / 339 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 10, 2022 12:48
16 weeks ago
4.1

31 km
Sulu Sea, 96 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Oct 10, 2022 03:15
16 weeks ago - felt
4.1

17 km
Sulu Sea, 76 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Oct 8, 2022 14:57
16 weeks ago
2.9

19 km
Sulu Sea, 94 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Sep 12, 2022 12:34
20 weeks ago
2.8

11 km
Sulu Sea, 94 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Sep 8, 2022 16:29
20 weeks ago
3.3

13 km
Sulu Sea, 91 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Sep 8, 2022 15:34
20 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
Sulu Sea, 95 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Sep 8, 2022 04:29
20 weeks ago
3.3

18 km
Sulu Sea, 96 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Aug 29, 2022 16:39
22 weeks ago
2.6

13 km
Sulu Sea, 95 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Aug 21, 2022 16:28
23 weeks ago
2.6

25 km
Sulu Sea, 77 km NW of Sipalay, PhilippinesMore
Aug 15, 2022 14:10
24 weeks ago
3.0

12 km
Sulu Sea, 95 km SW of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Aug 13, 2022 16:30
24 weeks ago
3.5

5 km
Sulu Sea, 32 km SW of Magdalena, PhilippinesMore

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