A significant 5.0 magnitude earthquake has simply been reported 57 km west of Masinloc, Philippines / Volcano
Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 7:44 AM
07:44 | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.0 earthquake March 11 15:24 (GMT +8)
The German Geoscience Research Center (GFZ) reported a 5.0 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines near Masinloc, Zambales, central Luzon just 14 minutes ago. The earthquake struck in the early afternoon on Thursday March 11, 2021 at 3:24 p.m. local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
A second report was later released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. A third agency, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), reported the same 5.1 magnitude earthquake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the earthquake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people to be slight vibrations in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could be felt in Bolitoc (3,100 inhabitants) located 52 km from the epicenter, Santa Cruz (26,400 inhabitants) 56 km, Masinloc (28,000 inhabitants) 57 km, Iba (26,900 inhabitants) 66 km, Botolan (23,000 inhabitants) 72 km, Agoo (29,000 inhabitants) 92 km, San Narciso (15,600 inhabitants) 95 km and Lingayen (56,600 inhabitants) 100 km.
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Date and time: March 11, 2021 15:24 (GMT +8) native time (March 11, 2021 07:24 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.58 ° N / 119.42 ° E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Predominant knowledge supply: GFZ