Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 46 km northwest of Bislig City, Philippines
Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 07:1007:10 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early afternoon on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at 2:53 pm local time near Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
4.7 quake 30 Oct 2:53 pm (GMT +8)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 81 km. 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 Barobo (pop. 9,900) located 6 km from the epicenter, and San Francisco (pop. 18,500) 22 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bah-Bah (pop. 28,600) located 25 km from the epicenter, Talacogon (pop. 15,600) 42 km away, Bayugan (pop. 40,600) 45 km away, Bislig City (pop. 67,600) 46 km away, Bunawan (pop. 15,500) 50 km away, Butuan (pop. 309,700) 77 km away, and Libertad (pop. 250,400) 80 km away.
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Date & time: Oct 30, 2021 2:53 pm (GMT +8) local time (30 Oct 2021 06:53 GMT)
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.59°N / 126.14°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: BMKG
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