Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 1.2 km southeast of Matanao, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 18:32 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake 7.6 km northwest of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, 16 October 2019 11:37 GMT, which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 1.2 km southeast of Matanao, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 18:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Oct 18:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 12 minutes.
Oct 21 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 20 Oct 2019 18:32:50 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.67°N / 125.26°E (Province of Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Apo (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SSE of Matanao (pop: 7,170) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Padada (Davao del Sur) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) W of Guihing Proper (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,500) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SE of Magsaysay (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SW of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Kidapawan (Soccsksargen) (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
999 km (620 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) 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.
M 5.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
M 3.729 km029 km S 54° E of Tulunan (Cotabato) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 4.510 km10km W of Kiblawan, PhilippinesUSGS
M 4.520 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC

User reports for this quake (8)

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Tantangan (52 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
13.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
54.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Davao City (Philippines, 71 km NE of epicenter) : Being on the 17th floor makes these tremors quite noticable (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 66 km NE of epicenter) : Small trembling (reported through EMSC)
Digos (Philippines, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Sudden vibration (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 59 km NE of epicenter) : It lasted about 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Digos (Philippines, 18 km NW of epicenter) : I can’t sleep well (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 1.2 km southeast of Matanao, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 18:32 (GMT)
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