Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 48 km east of Tandag, Philippines
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 14:4614:46 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 15 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines. The tremor was recorded late at night on Sunday 24 January 2021 at 10:26 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
5.0 quake 24 Jan 10:26 pm (GMT +8)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) at magnitude 5.0, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.0.
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 Bacolod (pop. 2,200) located 43 km from the epicenter, La Paz (pop. 2,300) 43 km away, Aras-asan (pop. 5,100) 44 km away, Tago (pop. 6,300) 45 km away, Tandag (pop. 29,000) 48 km away, Marihatag (pop. 3,800) 51 km away, Bah-Bah (pop. 28,600) 98 km away, San Francisco (pop. 18,500) 100 km away, and Butuan (pop. 309,700) 121 km away.
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Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 10:26 pm (GMT +8) local time (24 Jan 2021 14:26 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.13°N / 126.63°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: GFZ
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