Moderate earthquake below Luzon, Philippines – also felt in Manila, Quezon City and Baguio

Last update: December 19, 2013 at 9:16 am by By

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Update 23:35 UTC : Phivolcs has published a second report and has changed the Magnitude from initially M4.2 to M4.5. The depth has however changed fundamentally from 70 km to 29 km.

Update 16:06 UTC : Aftershocks may be expected

Update 15:49 UTC : USGS has now joined the other agencies with their Magnitude depth = M4.9 at 61 km depth. There is NO reason at all to think that USGS is better than any other agency. Differences can be explained because of independent calculation of the parameters. The reason that ER is bringing all the data is because in most cases the average comes near to reality.

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Update 15:42 UTC : No further important news from Phivolcs, USGS hasn’t even listed this earthquake. The Phivolc’s site is not yet reachable from Europe (our headquarters). Maybe Filipino’s are more lucky. The government of the Philippines should add more server power to Phivolcs to serve more people at the same time. Be also assured, that we think that the service of PHIVOLCS is very good. We also repeat that (just like Phivolcs) Earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Update 15:14 UTC : If you cannot reach the in-depth Ohivolcs page at this time, you are not the only one – the site is simply overloaded

Update 15:11 UTC : Based on the hypocenter depth and the current reported Magnitudes, Earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Update 15:09 UTC : Shaking intensities (Phivolcs intensity scale) :
Intensity III – Caloocan City; Baguio City; Dagupan City; Mandaluyong City
Intensity II – Quezon City; Pasig City; Gapan City; Pantabangan, N.E.
Intrensity I – Lucban, Quezon

Update 15:06 UTC : PHIVOLCS has just now reported a Magnitude of 4.2 at a depth of 70 km, which may explain why so many people have felt this earthquake

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145 km N of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 22:46:09.0 2013-12-18
62 km SE of Baguio, Philippines / pop: 272,714 / local time: 22:46:09.0 2013-12-18
3 km SW of Nancalobasaan, Philippines / pop: 2,139 / local time: 22:46:09.0 2013-12-18

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-12-18 22:46:10

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-12-18 14:46:10

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 60 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS San Quintin, Philippines Dec 18 14:46 4.9 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quezon City - Felt it for about 3-5 seconds
  • Quezon City - On the 11th floor of an office building, felt like a light shaking lasting approximately 15 seconds.
  • Quezon City - Shaking a few minutes ago.
  • Baliuag - The bed was shaking like for 3 seconds
  • Taguig - Short shaking, can be felt
  • Clark - light shaking in less than 2 seconds
  • Pampanga - December 18, 2013 22:50
  • Bamban - shocked
  • Cabanatuan - There is a weak shaking on the ground that I felt
  • Tarlac - nothing.
  • Pangasinan - Light shaking approx 10 mins frm now
  • Muntinlupa - No damage. Felt very light tremor
  • Cainta - mild shake at exactly 2247...
  • Angeles City - 12.18.2013 22.49 PHILIPPINE TIME. Felt light shaking for about 10 seconds. A friend 2 kms away also felt it
  • Montalban, Rizal - I was in the bathroom. Visible shaking of hanging towel and I could feel being moved sideways.
  • Baguio City - Shaking for like 5 seconds
  • Quezon City - I felt it a few minutes ago
  • Baguio City - No damage however it was the strongest earthquake I felt this year.
  • Loakan, Baguio City - got scared as i am one in the staff house... very far from my family in metro manila... i immediately called them up.
  • Manila - no property damage, just a light shake felt for a few seconds
  • Baguio City - our house shaked 3 times.
  • Quezon City - around 3-5 seconds only, almost imperceptible unless you're motionless
  • Marikina - We are in a 7 floor building.. the shakes were sideways...
  • San Fernando City - It was scary as fuck
  • baguio - Earthquake lasted about 10 seconds seconds
  • Manila - No damage known
  • San Carlos City - I was in my bed when it sudennly started shaking.........
  • pasig city - I was seating when I suddenly felt that things are shaking so lightly. I thought I am just having vertigo.
  • Taguig - It may be a weak shaking but im located at the 6th floor so the height must have made it a bit stronger.
  • Marikina - Light shaking
  • Pasay City - Felt a it dizzy
  • San Juan, Metro Manila - I felt shaking as I was sitting down in front of my laptop. I thought it was just me, but I looked at a chandelier and I saw its hanging parts swaying. Note the chandelier is far from any source of wind to dismiss the swaying as a result of a breeze
  • Dagupan City - Watching nhk channel. Felt it twice... about 10 seconds in between
  • Antipolo - 5-10 seconds of shaking. No aftershocks.
  • Pangasinan - Mild shaking
  • Capas,Tarlac - felt it here in Capas.Tarlac
  • Muntinlupa - Slouched on office chair with tall backrest, looking at monitor. Felt it. Thought it was just my butt veins being pumped through the usual bloodflow, but my tumbler with 1/4 water also says he's shaken.
  • Village East, Cainta, Rizal - quite long
  • Angeles - i felt mild shake while sitting infront of my computer..
  • Pampanga - Apalit - I felt like a light shaking lasting approximately 10-15 15 seconds.Table and chairs were slightly shaking.
  • San Jose City - It happened twice. First it was a very weak shake and then it stopped for one second and then it happened again but stronger than before. Pur glasswares rattled but thankfully nothing fell. I think it Lasted for two seconds
  • Caloocan - no damage
  • Quezon City - No damage on my side but felt some headache and my chair shook. I was on skype with my student and so he saw it. God bless us!
  • Quezon City - Just sitting here in my residential office when i felt slight movement..
  • Bensonville - No damage. But I was on the 2nd floor of our house that's why I felt that it was a bit shaky. I thought I was just feeling dizzy but I saw that the clothes hung and the curtains, as well as my laptop, were also shaking
  • Pasig - I thought I felt some shaking, although I wasn't quite sure since it was really weak. Looking at the ceiling lamp sway a bit, along with the shadows it casted confirmed it.
  • Baguio - yeah
  • Baguio - a short, light but a very sudden shaking, lasted about 3 secs
  • Quezon City, Philippines - Few seconds of shaking felt
  • Pampanga - Arayat - i'm in my bed, i felt it. i saw the chandeliers shake, and so does my cabinet door
  • Santa Rosa Nueva Ecija - No damage but it shook my chair
  • Alabang - seconds of shaking!
  • Taytay Rizal - I was at my bedroom laying on my bed when it shaked for two or more than times
  • Makati City - felt for a few seconds
  • Makati - Felt it for about 5 seconds and then it was gone.
  • Baliuag - I felt it...
  • Tarlac - glass from the dividers were shaking and my bed was shaking. i really felt it even if I am lying down on piles of pillows.
  • Bustos, Bulacan - No property damage. I was on video call with a student when I felt my computer table shaking.
  • Quezon City - My chair moved. Our wind chimes also shook for a few seconds
  • Baguio City - We're from Baguio City, so far no damage done (Thanks God) Really felt it though..
  • Quezon Avenue, Quezon City - I thought it was only my body shaking because of fatigue. I looked at the chair beside me. I saw it moving that's why I thought it was a ghost shaking me.
  • Mandaluyong City - sitting on my desk at the 10th floor of our bldg. a felt shaky for 3-5 seconds, tried to repeat it to confirm if i have just imbalanced myself until my seatmate ask me if i felt the quake.
  • Tarlac - I feel 3 seconds of magnitude ..
  • Makati - I thought it was me getting hungry, I was wrong.
  • Mabalacat City - I suddenly woke up and felt the bed shaking...
  • eastwood city libis - got dizzy. im in 13th floor, in front of my work pc. felt the mild shaking for a few seconds at around 10pm
  • Bongabon N.E. - Light to Moderate Coz' it Shake me and my Bed
  • Manaoag - Slight shaking, maybe 10 seconds.
  • pampanga - The bed was shaking like for 5 seconds
  • Angeles city - My girlfriend thought I was giving her the best orgasm ever, thank you Mother Nature ;)
  • Antipolo city - 'Just about to sleep, when the shaking started. The shaking is east-west direction, not up and down. It was 10:45 pm.
  • Batasan, QC - NO OBSERVABLE DAMAGE NOTICED
  • Cabanatuan City - i felt it about 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Cabanatuan City - i felt it about 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Mandaluyong - Weak shaking felt on the 10th floor of the condo for a few seconds, but too weak to cause any items to fall.
  • inabanga/bohol - immer noch leichte nachbeben seit dem eben vom 15.10.2013
  • Cabanatuan City - Im in my bed i felt light movement of my bed andits shaking
  • Tarlac City - Just shook for a few seconds first one way then the next
  • EMSC Luzon, Philippines Dec 18 14:46 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quezon City - Slight shaking for a few seconds
  • Pasay - it lasted 10 seconds....
  • Dagupan - there were only 4 of us in the office. i thought someone was just shaking the station. :
  • Taguig - (Indoors. 7th floor in an office building. Swaying for about 3-5 seconds.
  • Tarlac - nothing damaged so far :)
  • Quezon City - I felt the bed shake
  • Pasig City - Felt it for 5-8 seconds.
  • pasig City - dizzy, very light shaking
  • Montalban, Rizal, Philippines - It was like the shake of the printing of a home printer placed on a cheap computer table.
  • Quezon City - light shake that last for around 5 seconds
  • San Jose City - my computer table was shaking left and right, its stops for like 4 seconds. nothing damage on my area. thank god.
  • Lingayen - Felt the floor shaking, causing furniture to move (was on the third floor)
  • Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya - i noticed that my chair was shaking back and forth. the shaking stopped for about two seconds then resumed, i guess. no damaged properties. the quake was surprisingly light.
  • Bongabon ,Nueva Ecija - strong to moderate shaking
  • Baguio City - There were two waves that were felt with a distinct, approx. 3-5 second delay between both
  • Tarlac - No property damage
  • Manila - I live on the 3rd floor. 10-15 Minutes ago, I was just sitting on my bed, when I suddenly felt rock a little bit, and paused to pay attention. I dismissed it to be fatigue and dizziness until (5 mins) I read a friend's post on FB that there was an earthquake.
  • Manila - no damage but i felt here in our unit
  • Quezon City - No damage. Just a little shaking.
  • Naic Cavite - 10 seconds of shaking..
  • Bulacan - sitting on my bed when I felt a weak shake for a few minutes. didn't thought it's an earthquake
  • Quezon City - It lasted for atleast 5 seconds.
  • Moa Pasay - I felt it for about 5 seconds..Thank God its quick
  • Pangasinan - Mangaldan, Pangasinan. I was watching a movie and then suddenly I felt my bed moved. I thought it was just my imagination but when I look at the chandelier, it is really swaying.
  • Antipolo City - felt it here in antipolo city, rizal at exactly 10:47 pm
  • Angeles City - Am watching tv in bed on 2nd floor of apartment, felt the quake for few seconds.its a strong intro if ever gone more seconds.
  • Pampanga - I slightly felt the quake while playing dota 2 in my computer, i am located in my room.
  • Baguio - Moderate shaking which lasted for 10 seconds
  • Sta Cruz, Laguna - I just felt my swivel chair shaking for about 2-3 seconds
  • Fairview, Quezon City - Was about to sleep when I felt the bed shake for around 3 seconds. No damage.
  • Makati City - felt my chair shaking for 5 seconds while working
  • Malolos - I was in bed and I felt a weak shaking
  • Quezon City - Brought back memories of July 16, 1990 earthquake at Baguio City
  • Talavera - No damaged.
  • manila - Its aroun 5 sec no damage
  • Angeles City - I was nervous..
  • Quezon City - we were in the office
  • Baguio City - Sleeping mode
  • Pozorrubio, Pangasinan - disturbed from doin computer job
  • Montalban Rizal - I am lying chairs went shaking for about 45 seconds..i ran immediately to see my kids who are sleeping
  • Pangasinan - it's so scary
  • Marikina - slight dizzy
  • Baguio City - approx 5. pine trees shaking, initial shock was up and down, the remaining 3 or so seconds left to right..
  • Libis, Quezon City - We are on the 7th floor of a building in Eastwood.. everyone felt the mild shake for 3 to 5 seconds.. seems like a 4.5 intensity..
  • 9th Floor - it lasted for 5-10 seconds
  • Cubao Quezon City - We've felt the shaked lightly but everything is okay from here.
  • Bagong Silang - no damage here in bagong silang caloocan city
  • Quezon City - While I was browsing my FB, I felt like I'm about to fall off my chair or just got dizzy. It only took 3-5 seconds. I asked my roommate but said that he haven't felt anything.
  • angeles city - Was at the mall watching movie. Approx 22:30 if not mistaken lasted for about 10 secs
  • Baguio City - We're watching TV when we felt it. Thought it was just a loud thudding on the second floor of the apartment. Thank God it's not that strong.
  • Quezon City - 2-3 secs my bed was shaking
  • makati - my seat tilt
  • bulacan - about 5seconds i think.. thank god not so strong..
  • taguig - water in bottle shakes, desk weak shake
  • san jose - I was sitting down and my glass of water begun to shake (the water inside ) and I felt it ..
  • Boni, Mandaluyong City - No Damages. Im currently at the 17th floor of our 28 story high building.Felt shaking in my chair and the partition on the wall
  • Quezon City - I was in front of my computer when suddenly I felt the earthquake and I thought it was just the truck passing by the fly over that can be easily seen on my window but when the truck passed by, I still feel the shaking then I asked my friends on facebook then my uncle told me that there was an earthquake that just had happened
  • Makati City - I was at Ayala Supermarket when I felt the floor shaking
  • Cabanatuan City - Felt the ground shaking twice, the 2nd one is stronger, lasted for 3-5 seconds.
  • La Trinidad Benguet Prov.. - i felt shaking for about 3 to n5 sec. 10:47pm on my clock.
  • Cabanatuan City - im so nervous in frt of my pc was shaking
  • Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya - it lasted about 5 seconds
  • Bulacan - no damages
  • Cabanatuan - no damage but my chair turns to be like a rocking chair in 5 sec haha.
  • Antipolo City - No damage, but it was strong enough to notice.
  • Solano, Nueva Vizcaya - i felt my bed shake for seconds
  • GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Dec 18 14:46 4.9 82 MAP I Felt It
  • Rizal Province - I was sitting doing some surfing in the net when I felt a weak shaking of the house..Im on the second floor...
  • Baguio City - Strong enough to cause a little panic
  • Baguio - No damage
  • Urdaneta City Pangasinan - light shaking for about 5 seconds..
  • Tarlac - 2 seconds of shaking. no damage
  • Baguio City - 3-4 strong tremors
  • QC - no damage.
  • Antipolo - experienced a bit shaking for a few seconds
  • San Jose City - My bed and my TV shake a little. It last only a few seconds.
  • Pasay - I was sitting on my bed. I felt it shaking a bit. I thought it was just me. There was no damage.
  • Marikina - about 6 seconds. not that strong to damage a property but strong enough to be felt by someone doing a light activity
  • La Trinidad Benguig - There was no damage..
  • Baguio - Thank you, Lord, for keeping us safe.
  • Gapan - frightened.
  • Dagupan City - Northern luzon including metro manila felt the shake.
  • Pasig City - Bed sliding door shake quikly
  • Meycauayan - scary
  • Marikina City - No damage. I thought I was dizzy.
  • Baguio City - Shaking experience
  • Quezon City - Lasted for about 5 seconds I noticed my tv screen shaking back and forth Chandelier slightly swaying
  • Baguio City - The first lasted for about 3 secs...the second I guess was a little bit longer about 4 or 5 secs. Though it wasn't strong enough to cause panic, I think people in our city felt really nervous because of what happened in 1990...
  • Quezon City - no property damage. office tables are all shaking sideways. 6th floor
  • Baguio City - Thought there was a strong wind blowing, shook the windows.
  • La Trinidad - 5 story building I live in shook twice for just a few seconds.
  • Mabalacat - Approximately 1 or 2 min. light shake
  • Malatey/Birch Tower - I am in 19th Floor, felt like something is moving and later realized it was an EQ
  • Dagupan City - a weak shaking for about couple of second.
  • Taguig - light shaking for a few seconds
  • Taguig - felt it on the 6th floor of UHG building
  • Baguio City - The Lord reminds us again that december 25 is not the month/date that the Lord Jesus Christ was born..no one knows when the date was.
  • Tarlac City - IT WAS SHOCKING :
  • Pangasinan - (we're outside sitting & felt the earthquake sideways
  • Tarlac city - No problem
  • pasig - felt it for about 5 seconds
  • Baler Aurora - I felt as if I were riding on a swing swaying.lightly from left to right
  • Lagro, Quezon City - The bed is shaking fod about 5-6 seconds
  • Ortigas Center - was less than 15 seconds long
  • Pasig City - Look up.. look up.. Shake shake shake.. for a couple of seconds..
  • Pasay - The building is shaking
  • Nueva ecija - none
  • Malolos, Bulacan - I really felt the ground shaking. I still feel dizzy
  • Marikina - Felt the bed shaking(10F)for about 8 secs
  • northview 1 - shaky shaky
  • Makati City - While taking calls I've notice the hanging decor swaying for about 2 seconds.
  • Cabanatuan - I was shocked. It was my first. My mom sunddenly said there is.
  • Bulacan - i startled a little i thought it was me i'm not alone, sudden silence outside , no one is driving
  • Nueva Vizcaya - weak- medium(about 2 seconds) -weak
  • Taguig City - it was just shaking - no damaged reported
  • Baguio City - shaking from side to side for about 10 seconds I thought it was just because my head was hurting
  • Quezon City - It lasted for abot 3-5 seconds. I live on the 3rd floor, the shaking was a little strong.
  • Makati - no damage. slight shaking. only my chair was moving.
  • Cardona, Rizal - I just thought I was dizzy or something.
  • Cabanatuan City - The shaking took almost 5 secs as if someone has been moving/rolling on the bed. You can really feel the earthquake.
  • Capas, Tarlac City - this report comes from my girlfriend who called to report the earthquate to me (im in USA). She reported mild shaking
  • Quezon City - Tremors felt from most of the people on our 2nd floor office.
  • Santiago, Isabela - light shaking
  • Santolan, Pasig City - A little bit of shaking. Noticeable shaking of stand fan and some hanging objects.
  • Tarlac - @_____@ dizzy. i thought it was just a prank made by some..you know...ghost XP
  • Tarlac - I felt a light shaking here in Tarlac, Philippines
  • Quezon City - no damage. thank god.
  • Angeles - Weak - Light Shaking, 2-3 Secs.
  • Taguig - MILD SHAKING BUT LASTED FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS. I FIRST THOUGHT THAT I WAS JUST DIZZY & SLEEPY UNTIL MY OFFICE MATE TEXT ME ASKING IF I FELT IT BECAUSE NO ONE IN THEIR HOME BELIEVES HER.
  • Arayat - 22:40 local 10;40 pm la maison à été secouée et les chiens effrayés
  • Baler - No damage, but our two story concrete condo rental located on the beach in Sabang, Baler, Aurora Province swayed some up and down and side to side briefly enough to get my attention.
  • Cabanatuan City - Very nervous. Worried since there is a dam near in our area
  • Manila - the stand fan was dancing
  • San Mateo, Rizal - I'm Playing Dota and i think someone shake my back and chair. i don't think it's a ghost i just ignore it by the way im on a 2nd floor.
  • Valenzuela City - I felt the minor earthquake when I was in mu bed at the 3/f of oir house. 3-5 secs.movement that makes me run so fast going down stair. No damaged occurred.
  • Baguio - Felt a mild earthquake for about 5 seconds
  • Eastwood City, Libis - 5th floor of a building. water in my tumbler shaking side to side.
  • Capas - No damage... Chandelier slightly moved.. Felt it from the ground while i was lying on the floor with my mat wathching tv
  • Northview 1 Quezon City - chandelier shake for around 5 to 6 seconds
  • Pasay City - Felt dizzy. Thought I was hungry.
  • San Fabian - I was watching when suddenly my monitor shakes a little..
  • Pasig City - felt it a few minutes ago, around 2330-2345 PHT. sitting on computer chair then it shook sidewards and i was anticipating a follow up but there's none, hopefully that's it.
  • Pangasinan - Moderate shaking
  • Quezon City - I'm in the fourth floor, my monitor shaken for a while. No damage.
  • San Leonardo Nueva Ecija - Just a quick one, almost fell down to the floor.
  • Makati - While taking calls
  • Quezon City - felth it for around 4-5 seconds. we are asked to move out from our building.
  • Baguio City - No damage here in baguio country club,baguio city
  • Quezon City - While working I felt a little shaking
  • Quezon City - Rocked my rocking chair
  • quezon city - felt my bed shaking
  • Cebu - Cracks on wall
  • marikina - naramdaman.ko sya pero about few seconds lang then thanks god dahil walang nasaktan or an damage na property...
  • Tarlac City - I was at the 3rd floor of SM Tarlac watching a movie when I felt the shaking. It lasted for about 10 seconds, then people started to run to the exit
  • Mangaldan, Pangasinan - i fell shaking of my table....when im playing in my laptop

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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