Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake 54 km northeast of Baganga, Philippines
Wed, 30 Dec 2020, 21:4721:47 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 18 minutes ago 54 km northeast of Baganga, Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.8 quake 31 Dec 5:27 am (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Baganga, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, early morning on Thursday 31 December 2020 at 5:27 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kinablangan (pop. 5,400) located 52 km from the epicenter, Baganga (pop. 10,100) 54 km away, Taytayan (pop. 6,900) 56 km away, Baculin (pop. 3,000) 59 km away, Mahanob (pop. 3,900) 60 km away, Cateel (pop. 6,600) 61 km away, Manay (pop. 20,300) 81 km away, and Bislig (pop. 67,600) 91 km away.
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Date & time: Wed, 30 Dec 21:27 UTC
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.63°N / 127.13°E
Primary data source: EMSC