Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. Earthquake 4.4 – Southern Leyte, 30 km south of Abuyog, Philippines, July 20, 2021 – 01:53 (PST)
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.4 to 1 km deep
July 19 17:56 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
July 19 18:10: Now using data updates from PHIVOLCS
Updated Mon Jul 19, 2021, 6:15 PM
A moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 has just been reported 30 km southeast of Abuyog, Philippines
4.4 earthquake 20 July 01:53 (GMT +8)
The earthquake struck at a very shallow depth of 1 km below the epicenter near Abuyog, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 1:53 a.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
A second report was then released by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), which also listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It should not have caused any significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken glass, etc.
In Polahongon (2,700 inhabitants) located 15 km from the epicenter and in Sogod (8,300 inhabitants) 17 km away, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight tremor.
Weak tremors could be felt in Abuyog (15,600 inhabitants) located 30 km from the epicenter, Baybay City (17,700 inhabitants) at 39 km and Maasin (18,300 inhabitants) at 48 km.
Other towns close to the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Tanauan (16,600 inhabitants) located 70 km from the epicenter, Ormoc City (191,200 inhabitants) at 79 km and Tacloban City (242,100 inhabitants). ) at 84 km.
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Date and time: July 19, 2021 17:53:00 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: July 20, 2021 – 1:53 AM (PST)
Depth: 1.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 10.49 ° N / 125.1 ° E (Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and villages:
15 km (9 mi) ESE of Polahongon (pop: 2,730) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
17 km (11 mi) northeast of Sogod (south of Leyte) (pop: 8,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
30 km (19 mi) to SSE of Abuyog (Leyte) (pop: 15,600) -> See nearby earthquakes!
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Baybay City (Leyte) (pop: 17,700) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
48 km (30 mi) northeast of Maasin (south of Leyte) (pop: 18,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
70 km (43 mi) south of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) -> See nearby earthquakes!
79 km (49 mi) southeast of City of Ormoc (pop: 191,200) -> See nearby earthquakes!
84 km (52 mi) south of Town of Tacloban (pop: 242,100) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
134 km (83 mi) east of Cebu City (Central Visayas) (pop: 798,600) -> See nearby earthquakes!
640 km (397 mi) southeast of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
Clouds covered 22.3 ° C (72 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 3 m / s (5 kts) from SW
Main data source: PHIVOLIC (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated energy released: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|4.4||1 km||Philippines: 007 Km S 61 ° W from Silago (South of Leyte)||PHIVOLIC|
|3.8?||ten? km||Near Maasin, Eastern Visayas, Philippines||VolcanoDiscovery|
|4.4||1 km||LEYTE, PHILIPPINES||EMSC|
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Sogod, Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas (16.4 km southwest from epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / single rolling (lateral tilt in one direction) / 10-15 s
Mahaplag leyte (21.3 km northwest of epicenter) [Map] / weak shaking (MMI III) / simple lateral shaking / very short : The bed shook and the house shook
Abuyog (18.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / clicking, vibration / 2-5 s
Inopacan / slight shaking (MMI IV) / simple side shaking / 2-5 s
Sogod Southern Leyte (16.5 km southwest of epicenter) [Map] / Slight shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Sogod, Southern Leyte (16.1 km southwest from epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal oscillation (sideways) / 5-10 s
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