Very strong earthquake off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines - May 31, 2019

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Update 13:31 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 10:30 UTC:   Report from local Philippines

Update 10:29 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 due to the combination of the depth from the hypocenter and the distance out of the coast.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-05-31 10:12:25

Depth (Hypocenter) : 85 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Pondaguitan, Philippines May 31 10:12 6.1 90 MAP
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 31 10:12 6.1 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • General Santos City - Moderate shaking
  • Mati City - More or less 10 seconds, no property has been damaged
  • Davao City - It was a rather long shaking which started as weak then suddenly became strong.
  • Davao City - Our stacks in the store fell down when the earthquake occur .
  • General Santos City - Strong shaking
  • General Santos City - I think it’s 40-50 seconds. Nothing was damage but my viand was stole by cat and i saw plants dancing and there’s no wind during the earthquake and the wire’s was swinging rapidly.
  • Davao City - Moderate shaking
  • Malaybalay City - Light shaking
  • general santos city - Strong shaking
  • Davao City - 15 seconds of moderate shaking. A few people came out of their apartments but overall not too big a deal.
  • Davao City - 15 seconds of moderate shaking. A few people came out of their apartments but overall not too big a deal.
  • General Santos City - Strong shaking
  • Davao - Really scary i was in 14th floor of marco polo hotel and it was long feeling dizzy
  • TAGUM CITY - No Damage. I have felt a swinging motion.
  • tagum city - Strong shaking
  • monkayo - about a minute. No damage but our property built to withstand 200 kph winds, so whole building of 1000 sq mtrs sways as one.
  • Tagum City - I think more or less 10 seconds, no property has been damage.
  • Davao City - I was in Gmall in JP Laurel, and I felt the mall shcking. It was quite fast and moderate with a peak in the end of the earthquake.
  • MARAGUSAN (SAN MARIANO) - a strong earthquake which lasted at about 8-10 seconds, from 6:08 pm, may 31, 2019
  • maragusan, compostela valley - Strong shaking
  • General Santos City - It felt like it laste for almost a minute or a little more. It was frightening.
  • Davao City - The house swayed for about 15 seconds. No damage that we know of.
  • davao - Light shaking
  • Polomolok - Very weak shaking
  • Davao city - Earthquake today is much weaker than yesterday and it lasted maybe around 15-25 seconds
  • Malapatan - We felt moderately Shaking but no proprties damaged, diaplaced or moved
  • Tagum City - Light shaking for 5-10 seconds

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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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