Very dangerous earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines - October 16, 2019

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Update 12:42 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 12:38 UTC:  reported shaking intensities are looking not so good and we expect serious damage near the epicenter
Intensity VII - Tulunan, North Cotabato, M'Lang, North Cotabato, Kidapawan City
Intensity VI - Tacurong City
Intensity V - Kalamansig, Lebak and Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat;
Pikit and Pres. Roxas, North Cotabato
Intensity IV - Cotabato City; Sultan Kudarat, Matanog and Barira, Maguindanao
Intensity I - Zamboanga City

Update 12:35 UTC:  Local PHIVOLCS expects damage and aftershocks

Update 12:33 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake extremely dangerous and expects injuries and serious damage

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-10-16 11:37:08

Depth (Hypocenter) : 30 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Santiago, Philippines Oct 16 20:53 5.1 132 MAP
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 13:41 4.0 65 MAP
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 13:35 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Don Marcelino Davao Occidental - It last about 15 seconds
  • Mindinao - Felt dizzy after 30seconds of shaking and swaying like on a swing ,waiting for sunami warnings now
  • Mindinao - Felt dizzy after 30seconds of shaking and swaying like on a swing ,waiting for sunami warnings now
  • ozamis - Lasted less then a minute. Her it was mild. Prayers for those closer. Been in big ones in my life don't wish it on anyone
  • Cagayan de oro - 20 seconds shaking, got headache after that.
  • Davao city - The shaking lasted for more than 30 seconds. It was strong enough to make anyone fall out of balance and feel dizzy. There were no damages near me
  • Koronadal city - It was shaking so much I was scared
  • koronadal city - Strong shaking
  • Cagayan de Oro - i felt dizzy..
  • Davao City - The shaking lasted for a minute or two. I was at the 3rd floor of SM. I saw the falling debris near the table where we hid from. It was the strongest shaking I've felt my entire life. As we hurried to the fire exit, i saw how the wall cracked.
  • General Santos City - The shaking is so strong that I've never imagined our house could sustain it. It lasts almost 2 mins. and to God be the glory, no one is in need of medical treatment in our village
  • Digos City - Light shaking
  • Davao City - I think it lasted about 30 seconds, in Davao City. I also experienced the 1989 San Francisco, California earthquake. That was much worse.
  • Davao del Sur - It lasted for more or less 15minutes.
  • Davao del Sur - It lasted for more or less 15minutes.
  • Davao City - Light shaking
  • Kidapawan - Oct 16 11:37 earthquake. Duration about 30 seconds. Extreme swaying, items falling from shelves and tables, minor structural damage to reinforced concrete home. Numerous aftershocks, some to intensity 5 or 7. Ongoing minor aftershocks, we can feel the constantly recurring swaying.
  • Koronadal - Light shaking
  • Koronadal City - Vibrates a bit then shakes for less than a minute
  • Koronadal city - Light shaking
  • Butuan City - it about a minute
  • Iligan city - W were in the 3rd floor of the mall when suddenly we felt shaking we directly run outside the mall and witness that the transparent glass of the cellphone store have a crack.
  • USGS Malinao, Philippines Oct 16 12:21 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Davao City - Strong shaking
  • Polomolok - It lasted more like more than 1 minute, I guess? Wew are at my old Classmate's house for a birthday party
  • cagayan - Strong shaking
  • Cagayan de Oro City - I was in a conversation with my colleagues when we felt it. Window blinds were swaying. Then, we ran to an open area of the place. We saw the hanging lights swaying. It lasted for a minute or so until we felt no more shaking. Our companion said she felt a little dizzy.
  • Tagum City - too strong earthquake i felt
  • Davao City - Strong shaking
  • Polomolok - Moderate shaking
  • General Santos City - Strong shaking
  • GENERAL SANTOS CITY - I was inside my room when earthquake happen and thinking about tsunami because were near by the sea
  • Tacuroing City - No property damage../ Lasted about 3-5 minutes..
  • Panabo City - I feel dizzy when the quake struck. The hanging objects were swaying back and forth. That was a very strong quake that I experienced in my entire life. Thank God we're safe.
  • Davao City - It started with a light up and down motion then a strong sideways motion. The strongest so far that I experienced within a 10 year period in davao.
  • EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 12:21 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 12:09 5.3 20 MAP
    USGS Columbio, Philippines Oct 16 12:09 5.3 9 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 12:09 5.3 10 MAP
    USGS Magsaysay, Philippines Oct 16 11:37 6.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 11:37 6.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Polomolok - Lasted longer than 30 seconds. Looked out and saw my car rocking side to side. No noted damage
  • Kabacan Cotabato - Light shaking
  • General Santos - Strong shaking
  • Davao City - I felt the shaking I think within 10 minutes I didnt seen my time clock that time because I am running below the table to do the duck cover and hold, then as for now they havent a damage here near me
  • Cagayan de oro city - I felt dizzy..
  • Dipolog - Chandeliers are shaking.
  • Iligan - We experiennce shaking at bedroom..we immediately outside our house ensuring to away from any falling objects
  • Ozamiz City - The earthquake lasted for about 2 mins with light shaking.
  • Ozamis - Moderate shaking
  • Ozamis - Moderate shaking
  • Koronadal City, South Cotabato - Strong shaking
  • PanaboCIty - I felt dizzy at first because of the weak earthquake but after a minute it became stronger and stronger until 10 minutes.
  • Davao City - 1-2 Minutes, no property damage and some say there's a tsunami incoming at times beach.
  • Ozamiz City - Moderate shaking
  • Msu,marawi city - I am lying in my bed. I thought my body wss shaking because of my headache. More or less 15 seconds.
  • Davao City - Continuous shaking for almost a minute. Felt so dizzy.
  • Kabacan Cotabato - Strong shaking
  • Lanao del Norte - We we’re having dinner when suddenly there was shaking. Took cover under the dining table and it was shaking like about 5 mins. When the shaking slowed down, we immediately run outside in a vacant lot.
  • Kidapawan - Very strong shaking
  • Davao City - Water spilt out of our swimming pool
  • USGS Magsaysay, Philippines Oct 16 11:37 6.4 14 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 16 11:37 6.4 10 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) ?
    People
    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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