Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 104 km southeast of Sarangani, Philippines
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 12:5512:55 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 8:43 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 70 km below the surface.
4.8 quake 17 Sep 8:43 pm (GMT +8)
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sarangani (pop. 7,500) located 104 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 17, 2021 8:43 pm (GMT +8) local time (17 Sep 2021 12:43 GMT)
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.92°N / 126.27°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: BMKG
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