Strong aftershock in Leyte, Philippines - July 10, 2017

Please also consult our in-depth article from the M6.5 Mainshock

Update 18:22 UTC: What a great overview map from the ERCC (European Union)

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Update 09:24 UTC: The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported that a total of 707 houses in Ormoc City were totally damaged by the magnitude-6.5 earthquake last week.

Update 09:17 UTC: Ormoc City, along with Kananga, a Leyte municipality, would be declared under a state of calamity.

Update 09:15 UTC: Aftershock report from News5

Update 08:54 UTC: Theoretical (Instrumental) and human reported shaking values as reported by local PHIVOLCS. The same cities (Ormoc City and Kananga) hardly hit by the recent M6.5 earthquake, have been shaken hardest again.

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Update 08:37 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, calls this earthquake extremely dangerous and expects injuries and serious damage in merely already unstable infrastructures, landmasses and housing.

Update 08:37 UTC:  Seismogram as recorded in a nearby seismological station

Update: This earthquake will normally NOT generate Tsunami waves as the Epicenter is below land and as the Magnitude is not powerful enough (besides a couple of exceptions, the Magnitude needs to be at least M7 of higher)

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Update 08:42 UTC: USGS epicenter map combined with the shaking intensities

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San Pedro, Philippines, 6.1 km (3.8 mi) Population: 3,603
Burauen, Philippines, 13.3 km (8.3 mi) Population: 14,268
Ormoc, Philippines, 18.0 km (11.2 mi) Population: 191,200
Dulag, Philippines, 28.7 km (17.8 mi) Population: 10,151
Cebu City, Philippines, 121.7 km (75.6 mi) Population: 798,634

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-07-10 09:41:52

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-07-10 01:41:52

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Leyte, Philippines Jul 10 01:41 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cebu City - It started to shake around 9:45PHT, just a little shake but enough to be felt by people. I think it was around 10-20seconds
  • Cebu - 10-15 seconds
  • talisay city cebu - lasted 15 to 20 seconds shook my bed and furniture
  • Camputhaw, Cebu City - Light shaking
  • Dagami leyte - We were inside the house when it started shaking. Lasted for 15 mins.
  • Cebu City - Very weak shaking MMI II
  • Cebu - 6 seconds light shaking
  • Cebu City - Heard a rumble and slight shaking 6 secs from Earthquake in Leyte.
  • Cebu City - Alerted everyone on the 10th Floor
  • Mandaue - Moderate shaking MMI V
  • Tacloban - Moderate shaking MMI V
  • Minglanilla - Felt light shaking while sleeping around 9:45am on the second floor around 10-20 seconds
  • cebu city - Light shaking MMI IV
  • Mandaue City - Fell building shake. Was in the 6th floor
  • CEBU - Moderate shaking MMI V
  • cebu city - Here in cebu city,philippines we felt the shaking for 3 seconds only and it stopped right away.we all went down coz we thought that it would be very strong shaking but thank God its not.we were all safe here as of this time
  • Cebu City - Here in gullas
  • I.T Park Cebu - My student was calm when the earthquake happened. She told me that it was shaking then, I told her that maybe we should go out but she said it's not strong. The shaking lasted about 10-15 seconds. PS: She is from Japan.
  • Cebu - Light shaking in Cebu City
  • Camotes Islands - it lasted for about 3 seconds
  • Tacloban - Moderate shaking
  • Cebu - 5 seconds
  • ORMOC CITY - Moderate shaking
  • Penhook - Light was shaking
  • USGS San Pedro, Philippines Jul 10 01:41 5.9 12 MAP
  • Tacloban - mild at first then went strong for around 5 seconds which made creaking sounds from the walls of the building. all guests went outside of their rooms
  • CEBU - it lasted 30 seconds
  • Mandaue City, Cebu - Was at the second floor, no damage to properties.




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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) ?
    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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