Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines
Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 12:2512:25 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines, was reported only 14 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 evening on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at 8:10 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.
4.9 quake 30 Oct 8:10 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 Mangili (pop. 3,000) located 56 km from the epicenter, Culaman (pop. 3,500) 58 km away, Caburan (pop. 12,600) 59 km away, Lapuan (pop. 3,800) 61 km away, Talagutong (pop. 8,000) 72 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 87 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 88 km away, and Malapatan (pop. 19,400) 98 km away.
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Date & time: Oct 30, 2021 8:10 pm (GMT +8) local time (30 Oct 2021 12:10 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.85°N / 126.17°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: BMKG
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