Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Thursday, 26 March 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 45 km south of General Santos City, Philippines, on Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 15:38 (GMT)

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 45 km south of General Santos City, Philippines, on Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 15:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 53 km depth

26 Mar 15:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Mar 26 15:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Mar 26 16:11: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 53.0 km.
Date & time: 26 Mar 2020 15:38:03 UTC -
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.71°N / 125.2°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Balut (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of Baliton (Sarangani) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) S of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSW of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Bañga (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Koronadal City (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.053 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
6.156 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
6.150 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
6.159 km27km SW of Baliton, PhilippinesUSGS
6.167 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
6.148 km041 km S 13° W of Glan (Sarangani) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
6.167 kmPhilippines [Sea]INGV

User reports for this quake (173)

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Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Surprising. After our island (Mindanao) was attacked by series of strong earthquakes last October, it returned again since we thought that the earthquake series had ended. If you want to see videos. Go to Philippine news, TV Patrol or TV Patrol South Central Mindanao (Where I live) for more details and informations. Thanks and God bless us all.  
160.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
161.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General santos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cotabato City, Philippines / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kidapawan city (143.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kidapawan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slightly felt  
Davao (154.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zamboanga city / not felt
General Santos city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Panabo City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
29 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
96.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
digos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : trembling then building to an upward jolting movement like sonething pushing us to hop  
48.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
163.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Davao oriental / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tango Glan Sarangani / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was terrifying  
Tango Glan Sarangani / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was in the middle of our deep sleep when i heard things dropping. It shoke us and made dizzy...that was terrifying.  
New Taipei City (2187.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 03/26/2020 Past quarter 11:30pm Felt light shaking of ground in our area 2x after a minute (Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Province)  
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt 2x after a minute  
Lagao, General Santos (46.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke me up with a little jolt then for about 20 seconds or less the place was shaking and jolting pretty heavily.  
Bago Aplaya, Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
184.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was having my online class when the ground started vibrating. I had to stop my class and told my student I had to go out because the tremors became stronger. Had to wake the entire family because our house is surrounded by huge Narra trees. *Sigh* I thought we've taken our break from earthquakes already. This is becoming scary already. Hays  
Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Glan Sarangani Province / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Davao City Davao Doc hospital 4th floor (156.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Rolling movement.. started quickly..ended quickly (reported through our app)  
davao city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
General Santos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gensan City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong earthquake that last upto 30 seconds.  
SIASI, SULU (485.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt it while i am sitting on a chair. But i didn't realize it was an earthquake. It's about a seconds only  
89.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jolo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
SULU / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lebak sultan kudarat / Light shaking (MMI IV) : So scary  
159 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At First we heard a loud sounds i didnt where it came from, from the ground or roof and followed by shaking  
General santos city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cotabato city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was in deep sleep. At first I felt a light shaking of the ground. I didn’t get up until I heard loud noises from the roof that made me realize it was an earthquake. The shaking went faster as I stand up. Made my mom dizzy but we were all calm at the time.  
Glan, Sarangani Province / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Started mini fast upward quakes and I can hear the roof sheets shaking and noisy. Then, big swoosh longitudinal then sideways.  
Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte (397 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Davao (156.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt slight movement  
60.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Koronadal City, South Cotabato / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
117 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General santoa city (49.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Pangyan Glan Sarangani (8.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General santos city / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : In.deep.sleep..awake by sudden dribbling.then shaking  
Maitum, sarangani province / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Alabel, Sarangani Province / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Felt strong shaking. My family and nearby neighbors awaken that time. Others shouting. First, it was light then followed with mild then extreme wherein it last there for about 30 seconds.  
davao city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General santos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santa Cruz Davao Del Sur / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : nakakahilo siya. Ang tagal bago natapos . Yung tv namin na naka hang umuuga.  
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Zamboanga City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Isabela city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Digos City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was unnoticeable at first but then its shaking became more harsh that some of the members within the household that were sleeping were awakened by it.  
gensan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Prayagraj / Weak shaking (MMI III)
zamboanga city (389.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Patikul, Sulu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
954.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Calumpang, General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
157.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed shock and windows rattled.  
Davao city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tibal-og, Sto.tomas, Davao del Norte / Weak shaking (MMI III)
161.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
general santos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
475.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
44.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Davao city (164.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Nakapurigit ko  
Davao City (159.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Zamboanga City (372.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Matina Aplaya, Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blue of Panabo City, Davao del Norte / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 2-3 secs of movement. Not up or down, just sideways.  
Malita (157.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : No damage in house. But i can hear the shaking of the ground. After a few moments, a long wavelength horizontal sway was felt. It lasted several seconds and began to lose energy over time.  
182 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it. (reported through our app)  
Polomolok, South Cotabato / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Earthquake started slow for a couple of seconds then got strong afterwards. The strong part probably lasted 30 seconds or less. It was more of up and down shake and not the same side to side shake I experienced last time which was a 6.8 magnitude last November.  
Norala, South cotabato / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We felt it  
Isulan, Sultan Kudarat / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lasted about 1-1.5 minutes.  
160.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos City (47.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke everyone in house. Had to hang onto fense to stand. It was a long one. (reported through our app)  
Manado / Weak shaking (MMI III)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Koronadal city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It felt like it lasted a minute.  
Toril, Davao City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
General Santos City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
117.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were sleeping outside because just incase like this happened so I was ready to sleep and it start shaking but it was weak but then it got strong (reported through our app)  
Nabunturan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Padada, davao del sur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
45.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao city (156.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking in Davao City  
kapatagan, digos city (135.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
44.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking for about 10 seconds then nothing else (reported through our app)  
Tupi, South Cotabato / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
116.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
General santos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
155.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Gapok, Sen Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am from Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat felt the shaking.  
115.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Panabo city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
164.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
116 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
155.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
12.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Very unfortunate it's kills me (reported through our app)  
154.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Panacan, davao city (168.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
40.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
General Santos City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
462.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Davao / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Yes, felt it for about 10-15 secs I think. Carried my baby outside and prepare to go downstairs just Incase.  
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General santos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
DAVAO CITY (154.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cotabato City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General santos city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
117.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
159.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
44.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
122.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
manado, north sulawesi (474.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Zamboanga City (Philippines, 363 km W of epicenter) : Having an LBM (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 159 km N of epicenter) : The duration was long (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 156 km N of epicenter) : woke up (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 154 km N of epicenter) : Swaying chandelier and wave type of shake (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 154 km N of epicenter) : Lasted for about a minute or so. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 154 km N of epicenter) : It was long. I can see our Stand Fan swaying. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 154 km N of epicenter) : Felt like the whole house was shaking a bit (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 153 km N of epicenter) : Quake was quite powerful, it was able to wake me up and fell to my knees... (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 153 km N of epicenter) : Kusog2 pud oh matina davao city (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 152 km N of epicenter) : Earthquake davao city just now 11"40pm march 26 2020 (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 151 km N of epicenter) : Light shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 151 km N of epicenter) : medyo matagal natapos (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 149 km N of epicenter) : Strong ... But also moved for ages.. seemed like a minute... Wasn't but was a long time.. longer than that last big one (reported through EMSC)  
Digos (Philippines, 113 km N of epicenter) : kusog... nag sway sya (reported through EMSC)  
Koronadal (Philippines, 88 km NW of epicenter) : strong shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Surallah (Philippines, 82 km NW of epicenter) : I was in my bed ready to sleep then the shaking that lasts for about 10-15 seconds. Our house was rumbling. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 43 km N of epicenter) : Violent shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 43 km N of epicenter) : it is vibrating. very scary (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 41 km N of epicenter) : STRONG SHAKE. ENOUGH TO WAKE US UP FROM SLEEP. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 39 km N of epicenter) : Aggressive shaking (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 31 km NW of epicenter) : Nkamata mi pag uyog sa bed,kusog gyud linog (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (89 quakes):
  • 18 Sep 2020 00:07 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    103 km (64 mi) depth
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    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 17:00 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
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    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 17 Sep 2020 14:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
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    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 18:31 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    177 km (110 mi) depth
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    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 18:31 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    186 km (115.6 mi) depth
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    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 13:50 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 13:50 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
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    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 02:39 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
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    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 Sep 2020 23:00 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
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    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 Sep 2020 22:59 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
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    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 13:43 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
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    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 11:12 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    172 km (106.9 mi) depth
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    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Sep 2020 10:48 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
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    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2020 17:22 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
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    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2020 16:29 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
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    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2020 15:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
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