Strong but luckily deep earthquake in Luzon, Philippines - February 6, 2019

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Update 10:35 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 09:47 UTC:  Phivolcs data sheet confirms that no damage is to be expected. Aftershocks will be almost a certainty.

Update 09:37 UTC:  Reason that we do not expect damage is the depth of the hypocenter at 100+ km. The earthquake will be felt in a vast radius but shaking will be limited.

Update 09:36 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 : 5.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-02-06 10:25:13

Depth (Hypocenter) : 144 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Pindangan, Philippines Feb 06 10:25 5.4 123 MAP
GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Feb 06 10:25 5.5 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tarlac - Weak shaking
  • Angeles - Light shaking
  • legaspi village - Strong shaking
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • baguio - Light shaking
  • pasay - no damage
  • Manila - Moderate shaking
  • Dasol, pangasinan - Less than 10 seconds that we felt it inside our house
  • Manila - Short rocking. 15 seconds long.
  • Baguio - Lasted about 3 seconds, no damaged property
  • Pampanga - Almost 1 minute.
  • Makati - Light shaking
  • Makati - Moderate shaking
  • Olongapo city - Light shaking
  • Taguig - Moderate shaking
  • Dagupan city - Light shaking
  • Mangaldan - Weak shaking
  • Dagupan city - 6:25pm
  • Pasay - Strong shaking
  • Balaoan - Shaking 5 seconds. No damage.
  • Mabalacat Pampanga - Light shaking
  • Pasay - Scary. Had to go down right away Knowing this is a reclamation area only.
  • San Carlos City, Pangasinan - Light shaking
  • tarlac city - 10 seconds
  • Cabanatuan City - Light shaking
  • barangay sta rosa - almost 10seconds
  • Baguio - Slightly dizzy
  • Angeles city - 30 to 45 secs shake at 4th floor
  • angeles city - it was strong shaking. we are on the 2nd floor. and we really feel it. it was almost 1 minute. estimated time 6:25PM PHTime
  • Quezon City - Very weak shaking
  • Balanga - Weak shaking
  • Bulacan - 3 sec shaking
  • Santa Rita, Bacnotan - It felt like 20secs
  • McKinley Hill - Felt the bed shaking, then heard rattling (probably hanging frames on the wall), then felt dizzy. No damage.
  • Baguio City - Weak shaking
  • San Fernando - Very weak shaking
  • San Fernando city la. Union - I think It lasted fo 45-60 seconds. No damage
  • Tarlac City, San Sebastian Village - Shakes lasted maybe 30 to 45 seconds no damages were found
  • negros - Very weak shaking
  • negros - Very weak shaking
  • Pampanga - Felt dizzy for about a minute and immediately thought that it was indeed an earthquake
  • Taguig - no property damage 30 seconds
  • Makati - around 5 seconds, light shaking...followed by 30 seconds of moderate shaking. Building made creaking sounds
  • Ambuklao road near Benguet - 3 times of about 6 seconds within one minute
  • Alaminos, pangasnan - It lasted around 20seconds.there was no damage but we felt the walls of the house moving and vibrating.
  • Olongapo City - Felt the bed shaking like 2 to 3 minutes yesterday (Feb.06,2019) around 6:27pm. Felt dizzy too.
  • Taguig City - Very weak shaking
  • clark pampanga - shaking lasted about 40 secs.
  • EMSC Luzon, Philippines Feb 06 10:25 5.4 136 MAP

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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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