Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Caraga, Philippines
Sun, 6 Jun 2021, 09:46 09:46 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 17 minutes ago 88 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.5 quake 6 Jun 5:27 pm (GMT +8)
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 72 km beneath the epicenter near Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Caraga, Philippines, in the afternoon on Sunday 6 June 2021 at 5:27 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well. A third agency, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santa Monica (pop. 2,300) located 23 km from the epicenter, San Benito (pop. 2,300) 30 km away, Pilar (pop. 2,400) 33 km away, Libas (pop. 3,400) 38 km away, Del Carmen (pop. 4,300) 40 km away, Dapa (pop. 8,800) 46 km away, Socorro (pop. 9,700) 64 km away, and Surigao City (pop. 87,800) 88 km away.
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Date & time: 6 Jun 2021 5:27 pm (GMT +8) local time (6 Jun 2021 09:27 GMT)
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.14°N / 126.21°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: EMSC
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