Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES on Friday, 10 February 2017 - information

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 4.6 km north of Surigao City, Philippines, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 14:03 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 4.6 km north of Surigao City, Philippines, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 14:03 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Feb 14:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Feb 10 14:15: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 10.0 km.
Feb 10 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.5.
Date & time: Feb 10, 2017 14:03:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.83°N / 125.5°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 9.83°S / 54.5°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) N of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNW of Placer (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) N of Mainit (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) N of Cabadbaran (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Maasin (Southern Leyte) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) N of Buenavista (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) N of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) N of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) ESE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
723 km (449 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.510 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
6.310 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
6.515 km- 10km SSW of Basilisa, PhilippinesUSGS
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User reports for this quake (27)

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Teresa, Rizal, Calabarzon (708 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Prosperidad, agusan del sur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nasipit, Agusan del Norte (95 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cabitoonan, Toledo City, Cebu (214.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : lasted perhaps 4 to 6 seconds. Light rocking.  
Cebu City (189.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 15 story condo was clearly felt swaying.  
Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awaken & felt dizzy with the strong tremors that last longer. So freightening.  
Ormoc city (163.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
cagayan de oro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Maigo, Lanao del Norte (251.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Bato,leyte / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Na shock ug kalit  
Minglanilla, Cebu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Butuan city Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Naboongan, Daguit, Labo, Camarines Norte (572.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San jose dinagat islands / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tacloban / Weak shaking (MMI III)
General luna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Talisay city cebu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Camiguin Island (113 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bansalan (Philippines, 338 km S of epicenter) : Ground was shaking, the TV news broadcasted that there was 3.7 magnitude in nearby Digos City which is only a 15 km away. And OMG when I was writing this comment, I felt the ground lifted huhuhu (reported through EMSC)  
Baybay City (Philippines, 115 km NW of epicenter) : Hope there are no aftershocks and tsunami warning because were near to the sea. (reported through EMSC)  
Cabadbaran City (Philippines, 78 km S of epicenter) : The earthquake started weak and then suddenly became strong. (reported through EMSC)  
Penampang (Malaysia, 1129 km SW of epicenter) : just a small vibration . we saw our tv shook . (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 185 km W of epicenter) : Light tremor felt. (reported through EMSC)  
Cebu City (Philippines, 185 km W of epicenter) : none. it was just a faint one, anyway. (reported through EMSC)  
Cagayan de Oro (Philippines, 180 km SW of epicenter) : Light swaying for 30-60 seconds. 4th floor of hotel building (reported through EMSC)  
Hilongos (Philippines, 101 km NW of epicenter) : stay calm (reported through EMSC)  
Mabini (Philippines, 277 km S of epicenter) : It was a strong and ling quake... i thought i was hypertensive but it was the ground shaking and the water somehow receeded (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (327 quakes)

  • 09 Aug 2017 10:37 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2017 10:24 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2017 03:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Aug 2017 21:53 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 07 Aug 2017 09:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 06 Aug 2017 18:56 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 18:56 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 16:30 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 12:18 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 11:54 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 11:12 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Aug 2017 09:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 22:01 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 16:30 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Aug 2017 15:54 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 03 Aug 2017 17:56 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
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