Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Friday, 28 April 2017 - information

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 38 km southwest of Glan, Philippines, on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 20:23 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 38 km southwest of Glan, Philippines, on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 20:23 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 46 km depth

28 Apr 20:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Apr 28 20:28: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 7.1.
Apr 28 20:29: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.2.
Apr 28 20:32: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 37.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.0 to 46.0 km.
Date & time: Apr 28, 2017 20:23:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.52°N / 125.05°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 5.52°S / 54.95°W
Nearest volcano: Balut (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SW of Baliton (Sarangani) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSW of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSW of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) S of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Lake Sebu (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) S of Tupi (South Cotabato) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSE of Koronadal City (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) S of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.846 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
6.840 km MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
6.926 km- 28km SW of Burias, PhilippinesUSGS
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Deli Tua, North Sumatra (2934.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
manado / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
koronadal city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General santos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Davao City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Scary :-)  
FCI Talomo proper, Davao Ciy / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General santos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Polomolok / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Koronadal city (109.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Wake up us in our sleep (reported through our app)  
Davai city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen (111.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lapuan Don Marcelino / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Scary stuff, the house was shaking so badly.  
Bansalan (142.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking, like fast short jumping, building make squeecking noice,  
Ladislawa Village, Davao (154.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Entire house was shaking visibly, and the quake seemed to build before it lost its intensity.  
Davao city (76.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kalamansig, Sultan kudarat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao City (195.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Davao / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Substantial shaking  
Davao / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
(Philippines, 895 km NW of epicenter) : I saw cars falling into cracks on the street and lava was coming out from rhe sewer! (reported through EMSC)  
Penampang (Malaysia, 1001 km W of epicenter) : felt it in kota kinablu (reported through EMSC)  
Zamboanga (Philippines, 364 km NW of epicenter) : I'm in Zamboanga City and it was quite strong. the bed was shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 169 km N of epicenter) : I WAS SLEEPING AND FELT THIS SHAKING QUAKE :( .. (reported through EMSC)  
Bansalan (Philippines, 131 km N of epicenter) : Very strong one. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 56 km N of epicenter) : power went off rightaway. i have felt many strong earthquakes but this one is scary because were still in bed and my kids are with me. (reported through EMSC)  
Zamboanga (Philippines, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted like 5-6 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 171 km N of epicenter) : awaken by this earthquake.... (reported through EMSC)  
Bansalan (Philippines, 141 km N of epicenter) : It was stong, I was literally holding on to the wall for almost 10 seconds of shaking (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (349 quakes)

  • 07 Oct 2017 20:45 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2017 15:07 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2017 15:06 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Oct 2017 15:58 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2017 09:25 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    139 km (87 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2017 05:08 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 29 Sep 2017 10:16 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2017 03:03 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2017 22:13 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Sep 2017 11:50 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    137 km (85.1 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2017 08:43 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2017 16:43 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 21 Sep 2017 15:38 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 21 Sep 2017 13:56 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2017 15:58 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Sep 2017 16:22 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | PHILVOLCS | Details
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