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

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Friday, 23 September 2016 at 22:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Friday, 23 September 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: 23 Sep 2016 10:53:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.65°N / 126.59°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SE of Mati (Province of Davao Oriental) (pop: 105,900)
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Batobato (Davao Oriental) (pop: 9,710)
63 km (39 mi) S of Baganga (Davao Oriental) (pop: 20,300)
70 km (43 mi) ESE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200)
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500)
124 km (77 mi) SE of Panabo (Province of Davao del Norte) (pop: 84,700)
124 km (77 mi) SE of Magugpo Poblacion (Province of Davao del Norte) (pop: 233,300)
245 km (152 mi) ESE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.252 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
M 6.452 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
M 6.365 km- 35km SE of Tamisan, PhilippinesUSGS
M 6.260 km菲律宾棉兰老岛CEIC

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User reports for this quake (12)

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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)
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, more like wobbling for more than a minute. The door went 10cm open and close during that time.No damage.I wonder if it's a coincidence that this happened after a very heavy rainfall last night. I never saw it raining that much during the 2 years I live here. (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 of the 6.2 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 23 September 22:53 UTC

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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
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Friday, 23 September 2016 at 22:53 (GMT)
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