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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 85 km east of Tacloban City, Philippines, on Monday, Oct 24, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 85 km east of Tacloban City, Philippines, on Monday, Oct 24, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 85 km east of Tacloban City, Philippines, on Monday, Oct 24, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 35 km depth

24 Oct 15:12 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
24 Oct 15:17: Now using data updates from GFZ
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30 Oct 14:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 8.2 km (5.1 mi) towards WNW.
Update Mon, 24 Oct 2022, 15:24

Significant 5.0 quake hits near Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

5.0 quake 24 Oct 11:08 pm (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 24 Oct 11:08 pm (GMT +8)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.0 quake in the Philippines near Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Monday, October 24th, 2022, at 11:08 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.1.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Salcedo (pop. 3,600) located 31 km from the epicenter, Guiuan (pop. 11,000) 31 km away, Sulangan (pop. 3,000) 33 km away, and Hernani (pop. 2,200) 37 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in General MacArthur (pop. 4,500) located 44 km from the epicenter, Quinapundan (pop. 3,500) 46 km away, Llorente (pop. 7,900) 49 km away, Borongan City (pop. 16,500) 71 km away, and Tacloban City (pop. 242,100) 102 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 & timeOct 24, 2022 15:08:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Oct 24, 2022 at 11:08 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude11.1043°N / 125.7742°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode11.104°S / 54.226°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt12 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMahagnao (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) NE of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) SE of Borongan City (Eastern Samar) (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (51 mi) E of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) E of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) E of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) E of Palo (Leyte) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
218 km (136 mi) ENE of Lapu-Lapu City (pop: 350,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
649 km (403 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) ENE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
356 km (221 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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
5.235 km9 Km NE of Guiuan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.435 kmSAMAR, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.435 kmSamar, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
5.110 kmPhilippines: Near CebuRENASS
5.246 kmSamar, PhilippinesGFZ
5.316 kmPhilippines: 041 Km N 71° E of Mercedes (Eastern Samar)PHIVOLCS
5.410 kmSamar, PhilippinesIRIS
5.520 kmPhilippines [Sea]INGV
5.288 kmSamar, PhilippinesGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 449 km / 279 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: 0.1-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (13)

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Tacloban city (85.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I felt the earth quake while im sleeping here in asia star hotel Zamora street in Tacloban city where in 3rd floor of the building. Approximately 20-30 seconds | 7 users found this interesting.  
Tacloban (82.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was im bed when i felt the shaking | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Sta fe (92.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : At work when I felt a tremendous shaking not sure for the intensity | 3 users found this interesting.  
Guiuan Eastern Samar (19.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Shaking that makes me nervous | 3 users found this interesting.  
Salcedo, Eastern Samar (13.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was seating scrolling my phone suddenly area vibrates. | One user found this interesting.  
Marikina City (639.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Maasin City (154.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : office chair on rollers and window blinds moved  
Guiuan Eastern Samar Philippines (9.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Tacloban Marasbaras (89.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Tacloban (90.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
Guiuan (9.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s
Tacloban City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
tacloban / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 30-60 s

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 18, 2022 01:14
7 weeks ago
2.6

1 km
8.9 km N of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Nov 20, 2022 00:59
11 weeks ago
2.6

3 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km NE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Nov 17, 2022 10:15
11 weeks ago
2.4

107 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km N of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Nov 12, 2022 09:32
12 weeks ago
3.1

1 km
12 km W of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Nov 8, 2022 11:16
13 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
75 km E of Tacloban City, Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Oct 27, 2022 02:37
14 weeks ago
2.7

1 km
Philippine Sea, 21 km NE of Salcedo, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore
Oct 25, 2022 16:34
15 weeks ago
2.4

1 km
Philippine Sea, 15 km NE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, PhilippinesMore

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