Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 13 km northeast of Maluñgun, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 23:07 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 13 km northeast of Maluñgun, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 23:07 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Mar 23:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Mar 15 23:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Mar 15 23:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Date & time: 15 Mar 2019 23:07:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.33°N / 125.39°E (Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Matutum (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) ENE of Manga (pop: 3,680) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ENE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Malandag (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Malita (Davao) (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSW of Santa Maria (Davao) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of General Santos (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) ENE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1039 km (645 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.610 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
M 5.5101 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
M 5.893 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
M 5.594 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
M 5.587 km8km SE of Manga, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.670 km菲律宾棉兰老岛 (Philippines)CEIC
M 6.210 kmTahuna (3 MMI) (Philippines)BMKG

User reports for this quake (32)

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Davao / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
43.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Koronadal City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I just felt a shaking while I was cooking for breakfast.
Puan Davao City (81.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was in bed when it started. As usual the earthquakes here are smooth. More like a boat on water then rough shaking. It lasting for about a minute (reported through our app)
112.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Santa Cruz (53.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Camanchiles km 68 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Sitting under a mango tree watching the ground shake and feeling the earth move my chair. Felt stronger to me than it measured. I am from California USA very familiar with earthquakes and aftershocks.
Toril, Davao City (76.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Davao City, Ecoland area / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I live in Davao City, I laid on my bed. Short shake, less than 1 minute
Digos (42.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary as usual
General Santos City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
general santos / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : threw me out of bed
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Panabo City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
84.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Davao City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Davao City (86.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very noticeable on the 18th floor. Alarm sounded in building. (reported through our app)
87.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
102 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City (Philippines, 91 km N of epicenter) : Sudden shaking of tables chairs picture frames shaking (reported through EMSC)
Cagwait (Philippines, 301 km N of epicenter) : Tandag (reported through EMSC)
Aleosan (Philippines, 137 km NW of epicenter) : A minute ago (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 91 km N of epicenter) : Vraiment effrayant (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 90 km N of epicenter) : In Davao Area (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 86 km N of epicenter) : It was fast then slow! (reported through EMSC)
Koronadal (Philippines, 71 km W of epicenter) : Sudden jolt that lasted for less than a minute. (reported through EMSC)
General Santos City (Philippines, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Strong loud rattling, shaking first, then prolonged swaying side to side. All a very long duration. Very intense (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 102 km N of epicenter) : Although 91km from here in Davao City, we felt it clearly.It lasted maybe 10 second... (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 93 km N of epicenter) : Side to side motion. Lasted less than a minute. (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 92 km N of epicenter) : Slight trembling for about 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 13 km northeast of Maluñgun, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, 15 March 2019 23:07 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 07 May 2019 14:18 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 07 May 2019 14:17 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 03 May 2019 15:34 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 13 km northeast of Maluñgun, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 23:07 (GMT)
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