Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Friday, 23 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 53 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 22:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 53 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 22:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 52 km depth

23 Sep 22:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 76.0 km.
Sep 23 22:58: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 76.0 to 73.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 73.0 to 75.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 75.0 to 78.0 km.
Sep 23 23:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 78.0 to 81.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 81.0 to 84.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 85.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 85.0 to 83.0 km.
Sep 23 23:08: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 83.0 to 52.0 km.
Date & time: Sep 23, 2016 22:53:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.65°N / 126.59°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.65°S / 53.41°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) SE of Bobon (pop: 4,520) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Tarragona (Davao Oriental) (pop: 3,780) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) E of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of San Isidro (Davao Oriental) (pop: 9,710) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ESE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ENE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) SE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) SE of Bohol Island (pop: 1,211,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.252 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
6.452 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
6.365 km- 35km SE of Tamisan, PhilippinesUSGS
6.260 km菲律宾棉兰老岛CEIC
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Davao City (119.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City (127.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen (193.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao (127.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Glan (Philippines, 165 km SW of epicenter) : As per observation from the data here it seems there was a pattern that started from luzon last june, went thru visayas island and now here in mindanao at september. Being this day the strongest. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 118 km NW of epicenter) : I was still asleep, then I suddenly felt the shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 138 km NW of epicenter) : strongest earthquake I have ever experienced in my 21 years here in Davao. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 138 km NW of epicenter) : Not a trembling feeling, mo (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 118 km NW of epicenter) : Scary (reported through EMSC)  
Bislig (Philippines, 188 km NW of epicenter) : Felt the intensity of the earthquake here in Bislig City. It's not that strong, but it lasts longer. The earthquake woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 146 km NW of epicenter) : It woke me up from sleeping. I am on a third floor building and the movement of the ground can really be felt. It's not just short but it's quite long (time). (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Felt this shaking earthquake in davao city. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (166 quakes)

  • 01 Mar 2017 23:11 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2017 18:27 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2017 18:27 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2017 15:54 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2017 14:57 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Feb 2017 02:39 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2017 15:58 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2017 16:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2017 16:19 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2017 06:48 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2017 06:48 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2017 03:09 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (38 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2017 19:59 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2017 18:30 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2017 15:07 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2017 11:31 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
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