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Update 15:19 UTC, January 11 : Readers and Twitter users reported cracked walls after this quake. No reports of major damage were issued by any agency.

Update 01:50 UTC : Below the latest PHIVOLCS earthquake sheet. We notice only one M2.3 aftershock

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Update 20:15 UTC
Phivolcs updated it's data to Magnitude 6.0 and a depth of 85 km. The epicenter is located offshore, more away from the populated parts of Luzon (56 km west of Olongapo City). This makes the quake less dangerous, but still powerful enough to crack walls and roofs. So far, there are no reports of damage like this. Experience reports we received confirm that a moderate to strong intensity was noticed in some locations, strong enough to knock pictures and ornaments off walls.
Note that this quake was not strong enough to generate a Tsunami.

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Update 19:55 UTC
People from Subic Bay, where the epicenter is located, reported us that power was cut in some areas right after the earthquake.

Original message: This strong earthquake of Magnitude 5.7 (phivolcs data) hit large parts of Luzon and was felt in greater Manila area. The epicenter is located on the west coast of the island, approx. 60 km west of Manila.
Based on the preliminary USGS earthquake data (Magnitude 5.8, intermediate depth), we call this quake dangerous for towns and villages near the epicenter. Minor to moderate damage is likely.

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-01-11 03:31:57

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-01-10 19:31:57

Depth (Hypocenter) : 87 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Mabayo, Philippines Jan 10 19:32 5.8 74 MAP
  • Pampanga - Around 3:33 AM there was one strong earthquake that was shaking for 18 seconds and stop for 1 to 2 minutes and another after shock occurred for 10 seconds. My fishpond was shaking and even some pets cats/dogs are sighting when it happened.
  • Angeles City - 6th floor hotel and glasses and items shaking on the tables. Sway in the building.
  • Taguig - Shaking lasted for about 15-20 seconds
  • Rodriguez, Rizal - I felt it. 3:33am
  • Olongapo City - The earthquake woke me up. Scared
  • Rufina Golden Village - My bed was shaking for a few seconds
  • Olongapo - We feel the strong shaking on subic town ( olongapo) at 3.30 am
  • Bustos, bulacan - Awaken by shaking ground from my sleep around 3:31am
  • pasig city - 3:31 AM PAsig Rosario damaged in our city
  • Quezon City - No damaged. i was just standing in the balcony combing my hair and i saw the plants moving but there is no wind at all. When i came back inside of the house, my fiancee asked if i felt that? and i said felt what? and he said we just had a tremor and our furniture shook.
  • Makati - Woke up to strong shaking around 3am, no objects fell but you could feel it
  • pasig - 3:31 am damaged... 5-10 senconds shaking ..
  • 4th floor lifehomes - Alarmed
  • pasay city - Makes me feel dizzy.. Woken up
  • Général Trias - I was working on my laptop at this instant and I felt my table and my chair shook the ground moved then no further incident and no reply yet
  • Marikina City - Awakened by the shaking which lasted not more than 5 minutes. Staying at the 3rd floor and the shaking was not as violent, recognizable as an earthquake. My dogs were felt it too.
  • Quezon City - Everyone in the office felt it but no real damage done.
  • Makati - Strong enough to wake me and my wife up on the 30th floor.
  • Manila - Window frames were shaking for a few seconds.
  • Malabon - Nkkatakot na magcing ka sa lindol .... Sv ng papa q lumalagitik ung yero nmin.....
  • Bulacan - First we thought that somebody's knocking at the door and opening our window glass...then we noticed that we are like inside a boat floating while least 5 to 7 seconds
  • mexico pampanga - Everything is okay here. No damages. I just felt dizzy.
  • Binangonan, Rizal - Double-deck bed I'm resting on shook as if somebody went up the second bunk. Shaking only lasted 5 minutes.
  • San Rafael Bulacan - The quake awakened me... like the ground is rolling and strong winds shaking the windows.....
  • san fabian, pangasinan - was reading in bed when our house started to sway gently side to side felt like a rolling type of earthquake the sway from right to left seemed 3 inches apart and lasted 20 seconds my dogs were asleep beside me but my neighbor's dog started to bark reacting perhaps to the quake
  • BGC - Everyone felt it and it was scary. We are at the 19F and the shaking was roughly around 10-15secs.
  • Manila - i was awaken at 3:30 am, Jan 11, 2015 by the shaking/ cracking sounds of my speakers. then dogs on my neighbor are barking. they felt too!
  • Las Pinas - Felt a sudden strong quake for a few seconds at around 3:31am. But not sure how long the earthquake lasted because I got dizzy. So I'm not sure if it was still an earthquake or if I was just dizzy.
  • Paranaque - Felt my chair moving/shaking. Thought someones mocking me. But then everyone in the comp shop felt the same thing & said "lumilindol" lumindol ata, nahilo ako.
  • Angeles City - I woke up at 3:30am to the noise of our dogs barking. Then I felt the tremor that lasted for a few seconds. Having had many experiences regarding earthquakes, I felt it was not strong enough to cause any damage. So, I went back to sleep.
  • gen. trias cavite - The bed was shaking as if there was a big dog scratching its back under the bed
  • Clark - At first it was a weak up and down shaking after few seconds it became strong and our buildings are shaking. Everybody in our call centers felt it.
  • quezon city - Shaking last 5-10seconds but no property damage.
  • Pasay - I was working on my station 3:31am. I felt the building shake for about 10seconds. Still managed to calm myself down even though we are just nearby the bay area.
  • Angeles city - I was lying in bed on the 4th floor of my hotel when the bed starting to shake... I thought someone was in my room and playing a joke on me!... It was really shaking!!... I looked outside and saw that the power lines were shaking as well... No damage noted.
  • Balanga - Wife woke me up and said there was an earth quake, I felt the bed shaking.
  • Tarlac - Eike up in the Night. Duration about 10 Seconds.
  • Baguio City - Appartementencomplex schudde alsof er een zware vrachtwagen langsreed.
  • Mabalacat - Was awake And Feel the beed move around... Thought I was imagine but se the curtains and clothes hanging on the door moving around like in the wind kje
  • Tarlac - Woken up in bed by shaking, it stopped and started up again lasted about 6 seconds
  • quezon city - Thought someone was shaking the bef
  • Melbourne - Strong shaking woke us on the 6th floor of our condo building. My wife was very upset.
  • Makati - Woke up to movement, lasted about 30 seconds, peaked with some stong repetitive horizontal movements for about 10 seconds, enough to sway light fittings on the 14th floor condo
  • Mariveles, Bataan - I was awaken by this strong earthquake, suddenly my bed was shaking with no reason. I thought that it was on my head but my mother said that it was an earthquake.
  • Olongapo City - Shaking woke me up. Some of my things fell down, like wall hangings and figurines.
  • Dasmarinas - I woke up, shaking was moderate but noticeable
  • arayat - I was awaken by the quake. My bed was shaking. The whole house shakes from left to right. When I checked the house in the morning there are some minor not so visible cracks on the wall.
  • Manila / Malate - Erwachte im 12.Stockwerk meines Hotels, das Zimmer schwankte stark, ich hörte Türen klappern.
  • EMSC Luzon, Philippines Jan 10 19:31 5.8 80 MAP
  • Mandaluyong - Felt it for 10-15 seconds.
  • Quezon City - Woken up by the shakes..
  • Subic bay Freeport zone - Strong shaking lasting approx ten seconds. Some isolated power cut to street lighting. One aftershock ten minutes after
  • Pasig - no properties damaged. but people got alarmed
  • Cavite city - Felt it
  • Manila - People woken by shaking. Dog barked. Fixtures within apartment creaked.
  • Makati - scary...
  • Angeles City - Makes me dizzy
  • corinthian gardens - 2nd floor light shaking
  • marikina - it felt more like a sideways swaying rather than an up/down movement. Clothes hanging on the clothesline in the room swayed slightly (~ 3 "). It lasted about 15 seconds and faded off, and no noticeable aftershocks felt. No damage observed.
  • subic - Strong and sharp enough shake to wake me up
  • Quezon City - I woke up to feel the entire building rocking fro around 5-10 seconds before it stopped.
  • sam antonio zambales - Very strong and loud. Violent shaking woke me up from seep sleep. Woke lots of people here at beach. Felt like a train was going by.
  • San Juan City - dog woke up
  • Makati - The apartment started moving and heard cracks.
  • Zambales - I was awaken from my sleep and felt the building shook for about 10 sec. I was worried for a while when it didn't stop after 2 sec. Fast moving in the beginning and slow movement at the end.
  • Muntinlupa - got disturbed while writing. scary--
  • Diliman - At 3:34 a.m. felt my bed shaking (got slightly nauseous) and saw clothes on hangers moving. Heard neighborhood dogs and cats making ruckus outside. Bottles and other stuff on my table and cabinets were knocked togetherenough to make noise. No damage to walls and other structures.
  • Quezon city - 10sec shaking of bed
  • Tagaytay - Strong shaking for 10 seconds. Headboard banging the wall. Windows creaking.
  • quezon city - quite alarming as we were inside the elevator when it happened.
  • Manila - Nakakatakot. Patulog na sana ako ng biglang lumindol akala ko nung una nahihilo lang ako dhil sa puyat pro mya mya papalakas ng papalaks ang pagyugyog sa takot ko inakap ko yung anak ko sa takot na baka mabagsak ang mga gmet na nakapatong sa ibabaw ng durabox dumagdag pa sa takot ko ang sliding window sa kwarto ko na kumakalabog . Salamat tlg panginoon at wla nasaktan sa pamilya ko at sa lugar namin . Hnde k alam pano ako mkakatulog ngyon.
  • angeles - light shaking was obvious with indian sit position.
  • tandang sora, qc - Strong enough to shake our beds and huge cabinets at the 7th floor
  • Ortigas Center, Pasig City - Felt the earthquake in McDonalds F Ortigas Road for 5-10 seconds.
  • Manila Pasay - Inside a 24 hrs. spa is quite relaxing, but woke up with a shaking bed by the earthquake isn't good. Dizzy...
  • mandaluyong - The couch the bad and evrything was movingit was verry scary. I live at 28 floor of tivoli gardens and it was verry strong
  • marikina - i was awaken wen my bed hits the wall and i' ve heard a creaking sound. i saw the hanging wires and water in the water dispenser moving. quite scary. the shaking lasted for about 10 seconds...
  • Quezon City - You know I just doing my own business trying to sleep and all and this earthquake shook me back from sleep. Wow, thanks a lot earthquake you woke me up and destroyed my good dream.
  • taguig - That was strong.. the bed is shaking.. it awakens me.. whoa!!!
  • Valenzuela - Glass wall shaked
  • Pasig - my friends says that there is an earthquake i thought its just a joke and i see that all of the things in our room are shaking
  • Makati - woke up around 331am 1/11/15 & heard a loud bang. the sliding cabinet (w/mirrors) were shaking as well as the bed. Lasted around 20 seconds the felt an after shock of 5 seconds but lesser intensity.
  • Tagatay City - While we're on a retreat, we're all sleeping in the retreat house then suddenly shaking of the ground wake me up early in the morning. No damage, none of us were hurt, were all safe.
  • Subic Bay - Was in my sleep and woke up by continuous shake and vibration for about a minute. No damage observed.
  • GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Jan 10 19:31 5.8 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bataan - Strong shaking
  • Quezon City - About 5 seconds
  • taguig city - Was woken up from deep sleep
  • Bonifacio Global City - Slight shaking of bed for a few seconds.
  • Mandaluyong - I felt on the 6th floor, but it did not wake anyone in the room.
  • QC - Was awake and felt light rockinng. Got a bit scared
  • Cavite - 2 hanging frames fell, mild shake
  • Binan, Laguna - Was online when I felt it. Definitely was a strong earthquake.
  • Taguig - Around 3:30 am, I woke up to a shaking bed.
  • Taytay - It was sudden. Did not last a minute but it was strong
  • Parañaque - It was as if the condo was a palm tree. Akala ko may yumuyogyog sakon para magising ako.
  • Calamba - Quite scary since we have a glass house. The glass doors were shaking, and so as our figurines, for a few seconds.
  • Pasay city - 24/7 staff alarmed , some alarm, general shaking of building, suspended objects swinging, 10-15 seconds rolling sensation-to fro and side to side movement of earthquake, some vertigo felt by staff
  • Mandaluyong - I was watching a movie when I felt that my seat was shaking and my birds were all awake and making noises. Scary.
  • Makati City - scary, feeling dizzy
  • clark - buildings are shaking
  • Taguig - I thought it was the baby causing the bed to shake...
  • Angeles - I was watching TV, My sofa started shaking. Then I saw my electric stand fan shake as well. It lasted for less than 10 seconds. I was scared and thought that something might star falling soon.I went out immediately to the road.I could hear all dogs barking at the same time. I went back inside my house after 20 mins.
  • ata. barbara, Pangasinan - i thought i was just dizzy and my baby is causing the bed to shake but when i got up our building shaking... scary
  • Makati - Woke up to movement which lasted about 30 seconds peaked with some strong repetitive horizontal movements
  • Cainta Rizal, Spain - Was sitting at the computer desk and I felt being swayed from left to right.
  • Caloocan City (North) - I woke up because my bed is shaking, lasted for about 5-10 seconds. Dogs are barking in our neighborhood
  • Las Pinas - The earthquake woke me from my sleep. I didn't count how long it was but it was pretty long. Even the after shock.
  • San Pedro City - I was awaken at around 3:30. I was expecting for aftershocks.




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    Shaking Strength *
    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) ?
    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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