Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 22 km south of General Santos City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 at 09:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 22 km south of General Santos City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 3 July 2018 at 09:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 104 km depth

3 Jul 10:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Jul 3 10:06: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 56.0 to 92.0 km.
Jul 3 10:13: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 104.0 km.
Jul 3 10:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Date & time: 3 Jul 2018 09:59:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.92°N / 125.21°E (Mindanao Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Parker (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NNW of Tañgo (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) S of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (144 mi) S of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.6104 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.6112 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.8103 km010 km N 32PHIVOLCS
5.61 km- 1km SSW of Kapatan, PhilippinesUSGS

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User reports for this quake (23)

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Club med / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lying in bed - felt room lightly shake for about 5 seconds. Glasses wrattling on table  
Mercury Drug, Lagao, General Santos City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ground shake, Posts shake.  
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
148.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Fatima, General Santos City, Mindanao (19.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
150.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bago gallera, Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
talus malungon sarangani provine (58.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were eating then suddenly our kitchen wares and plates starts to shake from the utensils and the electricity suddenly ahmm.. Power interuption just lasted for about a miinute  
Davao city, Apo view hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The bed are moving and the eletric cables outside are swinging.  
136.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Im at school and we vacated the school at the time of the quake  
General Santos (155.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : This is the strongest earthquake I have felt in General Santos City. Strong shaking, but no damage  
74.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Polomolok, South Cotabato / Light shaking (MMI IV) : you can hear the ground making grumbling sound  
Davao City (134.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Davao (127.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Short but sharp, windows etc rattled quite severely. (reported through our app)  
Davao City (Philippines, 135 km N of epicenter) : Swaying for about a minute (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 133 km N of epicenter) : That was strong enough for us to feel on the second floor and run outside. It was very short though. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 22 km NW of epicenter) : General Santos city (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 136 km N of epicenter) : The computer chairs were rolling a bit out of place (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 134 km N of epicenter) : At first it was slow, but after a few seconds it became strong like someone shook my chair... we immediately ran out of the bldg from 10th flr... (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 132 km N of epicenter) : Good shacking (reported through EMSC)  
Bansalan (Philippines, 95 km NW of epicenter) : Thought I was dizzy, but that was the shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 22 km NW of epicenter) : In Gen San hotel 5th floor and scary when the floor start to shake. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 30 Aug 2018 22:11 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2018 10:39 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2018 18:54 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 23 Jul 2018 00:17 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2018 20:25 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2018 01:50 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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