Earthquake close to Polillo Island, Luzon, Philippines also felt in Manila - September 13, 2019

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Update 08:48 UTC:  PHIVOLCS Philippines publishes a higher magnitude and expects also damage near the epicenter and also aftershocks

Update 08:40 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.  

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-09-13 08:28:13

Depth (Hypocenter) : 40 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Carlagan, Philippines Sep 13 09:18 4.7 24 MAP
EMSC Luzon, Philippines Sep 13 09:18 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Makati - Moderate shaking 2 times
  • San Joaquin Pasig City - Moderate shaking
  • Tierra Pura Homes, Quezon City - First I felt vertical movement, then sideways and thought I was having a dizzy spell.
  • Manila - Less than a minute. No damage(3rd floor).
  • Manila - Less than a minute. No damage(3rd floor).
  • Manila - It felt like I was on a boat/ship. I was on the 6th floor of my hotel and the room was swaying. It lasted about 4 seconds and it was disorienting. I laid on the floor.
  • North Caloocan - my bed moved twice suddenly
  • Daet, Camarines Norte - Weak shaking. the window blinds just beside are swinging. The tremor lasted for about 20 seconds.
  • Antipolo City - Felt 2x, around 3-5seconds
  • Pasig city - Ground shaking for several seconds the motorized water delivery parked in front of ourhouse was shaking. The driver Also felt it
  • Makati City - 3 seconds, very short break, 2 seconds. No damage noticed.
  • Clark,Pampanga - It felt like almost 60 seconds+ and some aftershocks.
  • Angeles Pampanga - Light shaking
  • Baguio - Probably about 10 seconds during our symposium. My chair moved
  • Caloocan City - exact 4:28 pm, my seismometer in caloocan signal the alarm which automatically send on my webpage for initial reports, my computation results using my Lehman type seismometer is MG 5.6 and aftershock at 5:20 pm recieved data at magnitude 4.9 on my seismometer collected in Caloocan with a Hypocenter Depth at 11 KM (SHALLOW) touching main faultlines in marikina resulting its jolt felt entirely in metro Manila
  • Quezon city - Moderate shaking
  • Quezon city - Moderate shaking
  • Quezon city - Moderate shaking
  • Quezon city - Moderate shaking
  • Bayan, Polillo Island, Quezon - A few seconds into the quake at 4:28 pm, I watched plates vibrating, somewhat in disbelief, but then the whole building started to sway (I was on the third floor). It was over though by the time I took out my phone to video, which was the same minute. Nothing got broken.
  • Mandaluyon - Mahina.. pang weak.. 😀
  • pangasinan - Weak shaking
  • Binan - I felt dizzy and anxious afterwards
  • Pasig city - 10 seconds of swaying. Aftershock was much sharper but with short duration.
  • Antipolo City - mah fan's dancin'
  • Aglipay - no damage.
  • Aglipay - light shaking
  • GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Sep 13 09:18 5.0 11 MAP
    USGS Carlagan, Philippines Sep 13 08:28 5.2 32 MAP
    GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Sep 13 08:28 5.2 36 MAP
    EMSC Luzon, Philippines Sep 13 08:28 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Las Piñas City - Light shaking
  • Makati City - Light shaking
  • quezon city - Strong shaking
  • quezon city - Very weak shaking
  • Pasig City - 3 seconds shaking
  • Quezon City - I felt my vertigo attacks
  • Laguna - Light shaking
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • Quezon City - Feels like I'm just dizzy
  • Rizal - Light shaking
  • Manila - Weak shaking
  • Quezon - Weak shaking
  • Manila - Moderate shaking
  • Makati - Weak shaking
  • Baguio City - the shaking lasted for about 20 seconds when i noticed it. it bothers me because the same thing happened about 3 days ago. i know its an earthquake because my water was also shaking in my glass on the table
  • Makati - I felt dizzy because it lasted for 2 seconds
  • Pasig City - Not so much shaking, not all have noticed it
  • Parañaque city - Very weak shaking
  • Pasay City - Moderate shaking
  • Calamba City - 3 seconds
  • Rizal - Weak shaking
  • Cavite City - 2 seconds of shaking
  • quezon city - Light shaking
  • Manila - Weak shaking
  • Pasig City - Weak shaking
  • Greenwoods Village Pasig - Moderate shaking
  • Pasig - Light shaking
  • Malolos - Weak shaking
  • Makati - 6 sec.
  • Taguig City - Very weak shaking
  • BGC - Light shaking
  • Makati - Scared the shit out of me
  • Paranaque - Light shaking
  • Muntinlupa - Light shaking
  • Pasig City - felt shaking at condo unit 4th floor
  • Pasig City - Light shaking
  • Taguig city - Weak shaking
  • Quezon City - Moderate shaking
  • Laguna - 3 sec
  • Alabang - Light shaking
  • Bonifacio Global City Taguig - Less than a minute.
  • Calamba - I FELT IT.
  • Pasay City - less than 1 minute, no damage
  • Cainta Rizal Philippines - Light shaking
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Marikina City - Moderate shaking
  • Quezon City - Moderate shaking
  • BAMBANG - Weak shaking
  • Pasig - Weak shaking
  • Mandaluyong - about 10 seconds
  • Malolos - The shaking last approximately less than a minute. The headlamps on our display feel down because of that. It was organized and leaning on the wall so I got shocked that it's still fell.
  • Paranaque - Lasted for seconds. The bed was shaking
  • mandaluyong - 3 minutes shaking only see the christmas tree and the lamp inside our office shaking
  • Makati - light shaking from the 42nd floor. overhead lights were swaying. no damage. approximately 15-20 seconds.
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Quezon City - I felt dizzy
  • Los Baños - I think it lasted 10 secs. No property was damaged.
  • Manila - Yumayanig
  • San Miguel, Bulacan - It's as if the ground had rippled in small waves. It's half as strong as the last major earthquake reported.
  • Marikina - Slight shaking about 15 or 20 seconds
  • Pampanga - Pampangga
  • Taguig - Weak shaking
  • Wack Wack - Felt the double deck shake but the other appliances didnt move.
  • Mandaluyong - My bed is shaking
  • Makati - Moderate shaking
  • Taguig City - Strong shaking
  • Taguig City - SCARY SHAKING
  • Antipolo Rizal - Shook for a few seconds, like 5 seconds, around 4:40 pm
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Bulacan - Light shaking
  • Pasay - scary dudeparechong
  • quezon city - 7th floor building anonas station mrt3
  • Manila - Very weak shaking
  • Pasay city - Very weak shaking
  • Taguig City - 3 sec
  • Pasig - Heard a creaking sound here in our office at 11th floor. Followed by 2-3 seconds shake Then, after like 30 seconds, another shake was felt which lasted also like 2-3 seconds.
  • san lorenzo - 2 seconds, twice
  • Makati - Light shaking
  • Barra - Schools suspended. No casualties
  • Mandaluyong City - I felt the shaking light twice with a minute interval I'm at the 23rd floor
  • Asia Brewery, Sala , Cabuyao , Laguna - Weak shaking lasted 2-3 seconds
  • Daet camarineS norte - No damages. About 5-10sec.
  • Makati city - 10 seconds
  • Manila - 15 seconds of up and down shaking
  • Quezon city - Weak shaking
  • Sta. Rosa - Light shaking
  • Mandaluyong city - Light shaking
  • Las Pinas City - Light shaking
  • Mandaluyong - felt some dizziness
  • Makati City - it lasted for about 20 seconds
  • quezon city - felt it around 10 seconds
  • alabang - Light shaking
  • Makati/San Lorenzo - less than 1 minute shake. not much sideways (Apr22,2019).
  • Makati City - Moderate shaking
  • Taguig City - Very weak shaking
  • QC - Moderate shaking
  • Taguig - Weak shaking
  • Marikina - Moderate shaking
  • Makati City - Light shaking
  • Pasig City - Light shaking
  • Quezon City - 3 seconds
  • cavite - Weak shaking
  • Manila - 15th floor condo. Hanging light fixtures swaying.
  • Quezon City - Light shaking
  • Manila - Moderate shaking
  • makati - Light shaking
  • Clark, Pampanga - Strong shaking
  • paranaque - Light shaking
  • Quezon City - shaking lasts for 10-15 seconds
  • Cavite City - Weak shaking
  • Taguig City - Light shaking
  • Makati - Moderate
  • Laguna - Strong shaking
  • Makati - Very weak shaking
  • Taguig - Strong shaking
  • Sta Cruz - Light shaking
  • Sta Cruz - Light shaking
  • Bacoot, Cavite - about 3 seconds; no damages
  • manila - Light shaking
  • Paranaque - No damage. About 10 seconds of shaking. Hanging objects were swinging. 9th floor.
  • Mandaluyong - 20 sec.
  • Makati - Moderate shaking
  • Quezon City - Light shaking
  • Santa Cruz, Laguna - Light shaking
  • Madrigal business park - Light shaking
  • makati - i fely it around 4:30pm.i am in front of my computer monitor in the office..i am at the 11/f alphaland bldg makati city
  • Manila - Moderate shaking
  • Taytay - 10 to 25 seconds
  • Santiago City - its about 10 seconds, i felt the earthquake then my tumbler with water in the table is shaking.
  • Makati - Lasted for a few seconds...i felt the chair and table swayed a bit. I thought i was just dizzy and later found out through NTC that there’s an earthquake.
  • PASAY - Light shaking
  • Imus - Light shaking
  • makati - Weak shaking
  • Alabang - Light shaking
  • MARIVELES - light shaking
  • STA ROSA - Light shaking
  • pasay - Weak shaking
  • Muntinlupa - No damage to properties. Lasted for almost 10 seconds. The aftershock came seconds after
  • BGC - Bed was moving back and forth.
  • BGC - 3 seconds. Felt like couch was swaying a little bit, like someone was pushing it.
  • Kawit - Very weak shaking
  • st gregory - Light shaking
  • Lopez Quezon - Maybe 15 seconds
  • Lopez Quezon - Maybe 15 seconds
  • Pasig - In parked car basement 1. Car shook lightly for 5 seconds
  • Caloocan City - Very weak shaking
  • Makati - 4 seconds, I was napping and it woke me up.
  • North Caloocan City - Weak shaking
  • Lopez Quezon - I feel dizzy.
  • Quezon city - Weak shaking
  • Makati - Light shaking
  • Pasay City - Weak shaking
  • st gregory marikina - Aftershock felt at 5:20pm when my chair and table moved a little
  • Quezon City - Strong shaking
  • manila - Very weak shaking
  • Sta. Rosa Laguna - I saw my computer was damaged
  • Pasig city - Light shaking
  • Intramuros Manila - Moderate shaking
  • Intramuros Manila - Moderate shaking
  • San Isidro, Nueva Ecija - 2 seconds light shaking. I was sitting in a sofa chair when I felt that it suddenly moved/shook.
  • MANILA - Moderate shaking
  • Antipolo, Rizal - Very weak shaking
  • Quezon City - Weak shaking
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Marikina City - Around 4 to 5 seconds of shaking on the 2nd floor of our house.
  • Makati - Light shaking
  • Las Pinas - Feel dizzy because its quite long shake
  • Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal - Our table shook maybe for 2 seconds. Fortunately there has been no damage to our property.
  • Muntinlupa - Weak shaking
  • Manila - Light shaking
  • Carmona - 2 times shaking 20 minutes interval
  • Mandaluyong - Light shaking
  • Parañaque City - Light shaking
  • Baler, Aurora - Light shaking
  • Manila City - No damage and did not felt a thing
  • Masinag, Antipolo, Rizal, Luzon - No damage. half second shake. Water in inverted 5-gallon water dispenser disturbed.
  • Pasig - Light shaking
  • Laspinas - Light shaking
  • Angoni Rizal - Light shaking
  • Makati - Light shaking
  • Taguig - I have felt it too. I thought i was just dizzy but then the shakingcontinues so i startled a bit. Let's just pray that GOD will guide us and help us. Mama Mary please pray for the Philippines
  • Libmanan - slight shake that last more or less 5secs, no damage on our properties
  • Pasay City - Light shaking
  • Quezon City - 3-5 seconds. Fifth floor of our school. Light shaking and I felt dizzy for awhile.
  • Makati City - Our work building was evacuated due to it.
  • bgc - Light shaking
  • Pasta city - Laying in bed on 6th floor, felt the bed shaking, then I looked at door and the door was swaying back in forth

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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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