Very Strong earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines - October 31, 2019

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Magnitude : 6.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-10-31 01:11:20

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Dolo, Philippines Oct 31 23:18 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 17:35 4.8 10 MAP
EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 17:35 4.9 30 MAP
USGS Magsaysay, Philippines Oct 31 17:35 4.9 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kidapawan - UTC17:35 yet another one, rocked us awake. duration maybe 8 seconds, 3 hours of more ongoing aftershocks - constant slight swaying; I can feel something brewing again way down below.
  • EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 16:59 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 12:42 4.4 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 11:56 4.0 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 10:41 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bato, Philippines Oct 31 10:41 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 10:41 4.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Durban - 5
  • Durban - Moderate shaking
  • umlazi - The shaking lasted roughly between 40 to 60 seconds,could hear the sound of windows and door shaking as well as the roof.
  • Durban - I felt my desk tremble and I felt a slight vertigo effect
  • La Lucia Ridge - Weak shaking for about 5 seconds
  • GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 08:56 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Durban - Short tremor felt in large parts of the east coast at 13:20. Reported along approx 150km of coastline and 100km inland.
  • Amanzimtoti - Moderate shaking
  • Durban - Weak shaking
  • Park Rynie - Not sure if it was one or two tremors. Started quite gently, although noticeable, & got quite hectice with the whole building shaking & the lightss & fittings all rattling quite badly! Lasted between 10 & 20 second from the first gentle tremor
  • Durban - Office building trembled and the everyone in our building felt it!
  • EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 08:56 4.8 20 MAP
    USGS Magsaysay, Philippines Oct 31 08:56 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 05:59 4.2 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bulatukan, Philippines Oct 31 05:34 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 05:12 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • General Santos - I think it last a minute.
  • USGS Tamayong, Philippines Oct 31 01:11 6.8 22 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 01:11 6.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Malaybalay city - Strong shaking
  • Cagayan de oro city - It lasted about 30 seconds
  • Marawi City - Strong shaking
  • Iligan city - Moderate shaking
  • Iligan City - Light shaking
  • General santos - L
  • davao city - i feel the shaking for about 1min. or low... time check its 9:20
  • Kidapawan city - Strong shaking
  • DAVAO CITY - The shake is strong here.
  • Santo Tomas, Davao Del Norte - Very strong earthquake that it made me feel dizzy.
  • Davao City - It lasted for about 1-2 minutes
  • General Santos City - Strong shaking
  • Bukidnon - 40 seconds
  • Marawi City - Weak shaking
  • Ozamiz - Moderate shaking
  • Agusan del Sur - Weak shaking
  • Davao City - Strong shaking
  • Cagayan de Oro City - Up-down shaking.
  • Bukidnon - Moderate shaking
  • Davao City - Very Strong Sharing of the grounds
  • Davao City - It lasted for about 1-2 minutes
  • Cagayan De Oro City - About 20 seconds Enough to make me feel dizzy
  • Cagayan De Oro City - About 20 seconds Enough to make me feel dizzy
  • Kidapawan - The Eva's hotel building of Kidapawan has been completely destroyed. The shaking caused trees to bend and shake, several properties were broken and destroyed. The shaking was felt in less than a minute. Its strength was similar to the earthquake felt last October 29,2019.
  • Polomolok - Strong shaking
  • Palm Village, Dakudao, Davao City - Shaking was a "horizontal sway" which was moderately strong lasting for 20 seconds. I stayed inside an empty built in locker to protect myself from splinters if ever the shake gets stronger.
  • Flatworld Davao City - Strong shaking enough to make you throw off ground
  • Butuan City - We're at 2nd floor, we feel the shaking of the building but does not move any office fixtures.
  • Deca Homes, Indangan, Davao City - Moderate shaking. Felt nausea.
  • cagayan de oro city - Nothing to panic for the shaking since we can still manage to move out from the building safely.
  • Cagayan De Oro City - About 35 seconds
  • Cagayan de Oro City - siguro nasa 10 seconds iyon,
  • Dipolog City - Light shaking
  • Tupi - Strong shaking
  • valencia bukidnon - cracks in building
  • davao city - whats this ?
  • EMSC Mindanao, Philippines Oct 31 01:11 6.6 20 MAP
    USGS Tamayong, Philippines Oct 31 01:11 6.5 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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