Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 53 km southeast of Bislig, Philippines in the afternoon
Sat, 8 May 2021, 09:0109:01 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, was reported only 21 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Saturday 8 May 2021 at 4:38 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.
4.8 quake 8 May 4:38 pm (GMT +8)
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 Santa Maria (pop. 2,400) located 36 km from the epicenter, Bislig (pop. 67,600) 53 km away, Trento (pop. 15,900) 78 km away, Monkayo (pop. 51,400) 83 km away, Compostela (pop. 42,600) 86 km away, Bunawan (pop. 15,500) 87 km away, and Veruela (pop. 18,100) 90 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Manay (pop. 20,300) located 96 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 8 May 4:38 pm (GMT +8) local time (8 May 2021 08:38 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.05°N / 126.77°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: BMKG
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