Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 76 km southwest of Cotabato City, Philippines
Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 21:2321:23 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 12 minutes ago 76 km southwest of Cotabato City, Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.7 quake 26 Mar 5:03 am (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Cotabato City, PH.14.B8, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines, early morning on Friday 26 March 2021 at 5:03 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 Malim (pop. 2,400) located 46 km from the epicenter, Cotabato City (pop. 179,400) 76 km away, and Parang (pop. 44,900) 83 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Muricay (pop. 132,100) located 85 km from the epicenter, Pagadian (pop. 186,900) 86 km away, Pagaluñgan (pop. 31,100) 89 km away, Budta (pop. 1,273,700) 96 km away, Maganoy (pop. 17,400) 98 km away, and Malingao (pop. 1,122,000) 99 km away.
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Date & time: 26 Mar 2021 5:03 am (GMT +8) local time (25 Mar 2021 21:03 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.07°N / 123.58°E (Mindanao Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: EMSC
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