(Major) Earthquakes list December 9, 2012 - Strong earthquake in Mindanao (Davao Oriental), Philippines

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Strong shallow earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines
Strong earthquake in hilly area of a pinsula of Mindanao at an intermediate depth.
If the intermediate depth would be confirmed, the risk is rather limited. Main risk in this case are landslides.
9 km (6mi) E of Talisay, Philippines
26 km (16mi) S of Mati, Philippines
27 km (17mi) SE of Lupon, Philippines
56 km (35mi) SE of Pantukan, Philippines
Update 22:16 UTC  : the earthquake happened in the middle of the night.  USGS expects a max. shaking of MMI IV or light shaking. The value was confirmed from Davao, but Davao is too far away to be sure of the situation near the epicenter
Update 22:23 UTC : The Phivolcs values are far less comfortable than the international data. A Magnitude of Mb5.8 at a depth of 32 km. We maintain our moderately dangerous status as depths van have a serious tolerance up or down. Seismology parameters of an earthquake are a very complex story and no exact science.  Let's hope that EMSC and USGS are right in this case. Phivolcs expects NO damage but they expect aftershocks. These estimates are based on the published Magnitude and depth.
Phivolcs intensity estimates (please add 1 level compared to the MMI scale 4=5 etc) :
Intensity IV - Mati, Davao Oriental; San Isidro, Davao Oriental
Intensity III - General Santos City; Digos City, Manay, Davao Oriental; Tagum, Davao Oriental; Padada, Davao del Sur
Intensity II - Koronadal, South Cotabato; Matalam, North Cotabato
Description of a IV Phivolcs intensity :  Moderately Strong - Felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck. Hanging objectsswing considerably. Dinner, plates, glasses, windows and doors rattle. Floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Water in containers oscillate strongly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.
Update 22:50 UTC : The earthquake occurred at 05:45 local time, a strange way to wake up. Philippines has been terrorised the last week by a typhoon which killed hundreds of people.
Update 23:14 UTC : we will need at least 4 to 6 hours before we may expect an "all safe" clearance, this because of the not easily reachable epicenter area.
Update Dec. 10 08:32 UTC : Phivolcs has changed the focal depth from 32 km to 53 km. This time, the other agencies reported the right depth from the very beginning. Sometimes it is just contrary.

Shaking map based on the more favourable USGS parameters

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Dec 09 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Redmond, wa - Sitting at my computer. I have the sensation the floor is rolling slightly. no sound.
  • EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 23:56 4.8 43 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 23:56 4.9 34 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 23:56 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 23:50 5.0 37 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 23:50 5.0 38 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 23:50 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Dec 09 23:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Dec 09 23:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Indian Ocean Dec 09 23:13 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mindanao, Philippines Dec 09 21:45 5.6 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Dec 09 21:45 5.5 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Dec 09 21:45 5.6 60 MAP I Felt It
    PHIVOLCS Davao Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines Dec 09 21:45 5.8 32 MAP I Felt It
  • Tagum City, Davao del Norte - Strong shaking here. People wake up in their beds.
  • Panabo, Philippines - At 5.45am we woke up from the shaking of the bed. Do not know exactly how long lasted. No panic. Continued sleeping again.
  • Davao - Had just woken up when the hotel room we were staying in shook violently for around 6 to 10 seconds. slight damage was caused to the structure of the hotel.
  • EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Dec 09 21:12 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Dec 09 20:52 5.2 135 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Dec 09 20:52 5.2 155 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Dec 09 20:52 5.2 129 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands Dec 09 19:09 4.8 50 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Dec 09 19:09 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands Dec 09 19:09 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 18:59 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 18:59 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 18:59 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Dec 09 18:30 5.2 58 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Dec 09 18:30 5.0 70 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Dec 09 18:30 5.0 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Dec 09 17:09 4.7 106 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Halmahera, Indonesia Dec 09 17:09 4.7 106 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 14:42 4.8 34 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 14:42 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 14:42 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bouvet Island Region Dec 09 12:38 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bouvet Island Region Dec 09 12:38 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bouvet Island Region Dec 09 12:38 5.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 11:47 4.6 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 11:47 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 11:47 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 10:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 10:13 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near S Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Dec 09 06:51 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia Dec 09 06:51 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near N. Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Dec 09 02:50 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The North Coast Of New Guinea, Papua New Dec 09 02:50 4.9 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near N Coast Of New Guinea, Png. Dec 09 02:50 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 02:34 5.3 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 02:34 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 09 02:34 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy :  USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET

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    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.
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    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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