Very strong earthquake out of the Luzon coast, Philippines - May 5, 2018

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Update 07:57 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in Davao

Update 06:46 UTC: Local phivolcs report confirms our own estimate that NO damage is expected from this earthquake

Update 06:36 UTC: This earthquake will normally NOT generate Tsunami waves as the Magnitude is not powerful enough (besides a couple of exceptions, the Magnitude needs to be at least M7 of higher). Strong currents along nearby shores are always a possibility and people should be cautious about them.n

Update 06:36 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-05-05 14:19:04

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-05-05 06:19:04

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Pandan, Philippines May 05 06:19 6.1 17 MAP
GEOFON Luzon, Philippines May 05 06:19 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Makati - Umuuga ang lupa, even ang aming orasan.
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • apalit pampanga - its frightening
  • Catarman - Weak shaking
  • pampanga - scary
  • Makati - Weak shaking
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • Quezon city - Strong shaking
  • Pasay - Weak shaking
  • Sampaloc, Manila - The shaking laster for 15 seconds, it was a very light shaking and escalated to a stronger shaking.
  • Muntinlupa City - Biglang pagkahilo at nauga ang monitor ng computer ko.
  • Tabaco City, Albay - it was quite a long one. I was sitting in the bathroom when I first felt that the toilet seat was slowly swaying until it gained strength. I kept on praying since my son was asleep in our room without anyone to watch over. Thank God we're safe.
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Taguig - there was no visible damage. the shaking lasted for about a minute or two.
  • CLARK, PAMPANGA - Very weak shaking
  • Pasig City - I thought I was just feeling dizzy
  • Pasig - None
  • Manila, Malacanyang - 30 seconds available.
  • Baao - Moderate shaking
  • Manila - Light to Moderate shaking tumagal din ng ilang seconds, felt dizzy.
  • Daraga,albay - Moderate shaking
  • San Isidro Cainta - Moderate shaking
  • Bulacan - Light shaking
  • Quezon - Mga intensity - 3-4...ilang Segundo rin...
  • Legazpi - Moderate shaking
  • nabua - strongly shaking! akala ko mag collapse na ang office napatakbo ako palabas! now sobrang sakit na ng ulo ko!
  • Quezon City - At 6F of the Building we felt a moderate shaking
  • makati - approximately 1425 hours chandeliers moving
  • Apalit, Pampanga - Staying in a three storey house made of concrete. I witnessed the chandelier, wall mirror and celing fan swaying back and forth. I felt the chair where I was seated moved as well as the dining table. That was for about 5 seconds, probably,
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Naga City - The whole house shook and the frames on the walls moved for about 40 seconds.
  • Daraga, Albay - parang duyan ang mga cable ng electrical wires due sa paglindol
  • Mandaluyong City - Weak shaking
  • quezon city - 30 sec
  • Naga City - The glass windows were shaking hard and I felt like it was the longest minute of my life
  • Manila - I Thought my classmate was trolling my by shaking my seat and I thought i was just dizzy since i was sleepy. Some of the people around me didn't even notice it.

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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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