Moderate earthquake in the greater Davao City region, Mindanao, Philippines - March 8, 2019

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Update 14:13 UTC:  Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station East of Davao City
The earthquake shaking at the right end is from another more powerful earthquake in the Philippine Islands region.  

Update 14:12 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 : 4.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-03-08 14:48:27

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Mar 08 14:48 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cagayan de Oro City - Weak shaking
  • barobo - Moderate shaking
  • Cagayan de oro - Moderate shaking
  • Butuan City - 3 minutes
  • Cagayan de Oro City - 10 seconds or so. No damage to our property just shaking
  • Talisay City, Cebu - Light shaking
  • Manticao - Moderate shaking
  • Gingoog City Mis. Or - Moderate shaking
  • Davao City - Light shaking felt
  • Tandag - I felt so much shaking and it scares me a lot.
  • Cagayan de Oro City - The shaking lasted approximately 1 minute and half.
  • Iligan city - The shaking is about 5- 10 seconds. No damage, i was lying in my bed and suddenly my head is spinning and the wall of my room (concrete, my room is located in the 2nd flr) and then i started shouting that there's an earthquake.
  • surigao city - Strong shaking
  • Claver - Strong shaking
  • Cagayan de oro - 10 secs
  • Iligan City - That was quite a little bit long of shaking....
  • Bohol - Light shaking
  • Bukidnon - Light shaking
  • Mabolo, Cebu City - Light shaking
  • Tandag City - Moderate shaking
  • Tandag City - Moderate shaking
  • Malaybalay city - it lasted like 10 secs, no proper was damaged
  • San Miguel Surigao Del Sur - I think its 1 or 2 minutes..
  • Butuan City - moderate shaking
  • Tacloban city - Light shaking
  • Baybay leyte - One minute
  • Iligan city - Very weak shaking
  • butuan city - 2mins
  • Butuan City - Bed in hotel shook for 30-60 seconds - hotel evacuated
  • Siargao island, near General Luna - It was a moderate shaking around 23:00 it continued for under a minute
  • Iligan City - Very weak shaking
  • Cebu City - 10-30 sec
  • Surigao city - Very strong shaking
  • Cdo - Moderate shaking
  • Cagayan de Oro City - Weak shaking
  • Cagayan de Oro City - about 10 seconds, no damage
  • Cebu - Weak shaking
  • Butuan City - Entire family was asleep already and as soon as we felt the earthquake, we all got up and evacuated the house.
  • Siargao - Just shaking
  • prosperidad - nagising dahil sa may kalakasang ppagyanig.tumagal ng halos 1minuto.
  • prosperidad - nagising dahil sa may kalakasang ppagyanig.tumagal ng halos 1minuto.
  • Tago Surigao del Sur - Light shaking
  • San Policarpo, Easyern Samar - Weak shaking
  • Cebu - The whole hotel was swinging
  • tacloban city - the shaking lasted for about 20 secs.
  • Iligan City - Moderate shaking
  • Tacloban - Strong shaking
  • Cebu - Like 10-15secs no damage to property
  • Cebu City - Very weak shaking
  • Southern leyte, Maasin City - all the computers were shaking and we were playing dota2
  • Borongan City - The time I felt the earthquake I started dancing "Shake it off" baby shake it off

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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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