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Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Iloilo City, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines

Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 10:36
10:36 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.9 quake 12 Feb 6:16 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 12 Feb 6:16 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 14 minutes ago 95 km northwest of Iloilo City, Philippines, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 3 km beneath the epicenter near Iloilo City, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines, early evening on Friday 12 February 2021 at 6:16 pm 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 was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In San Francisco (pop. 2,900) located 31 km from the epicenter, and Patnongon (pop. 5,800) 32 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Sibalom (pop. 7,300) located 45 km from the epicenter, Pandan (pop. 34,000) 72 km away, Kalibo Town (pop. 56,800) 85 km away, Passi (pop. 42,800) 89 km away, and Iloilo City (pop. 387,700) 95 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Roxas (pop. 102,700) located 112 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 12 Feb 2021 6:16 pm (GMT +8) local time (12 Feb 2021 10:16 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.15°N / 121.83°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS

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