Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 24 km west of Gadung, Philippines, on Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 02:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 24 km west of Gadung, Philippines, on Thursday, 14 February 2019 at 02:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Feb 02:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 14 Feb 2019 02:37:29 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.86°N / 123.81°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Makaturing (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Gadung (pop: 2,460) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Pagaluñgan (Maguindanao) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SW of Parang (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WSW of Midsayap (pop: 32,900) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Isulan (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 31,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) W of Tacurong (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
915 km (569 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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192.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
Adelaide south Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My daughter and I awoke at the same time round 2.40am I herd something she said her bed shook rapidly she thought it was nightmare not sure if it was earthquake but it lines up with the time  
Sto. Niño, south cotabato / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The ground is like a ocean small waves.. in just a seconds waving..  
98661 / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
98661 / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
98661 / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City, / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We were reporting something in class when the hanging projector shook for like 5 seconds or so. Me and my other friend noticed it and we really felt the need to search it in the net and we've confirmed that it's really an earthquake. Yes, an earthquake in Valentine's Day! (If u know what I mean)  
Cotabato City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zamboanga City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cotabato city (66.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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