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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 9 km west of Roxas, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 17:47 GMT

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.5 quake 7.9 km northwest of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, October 29, 2019 01:04 GMT, which had occurred 17 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 9 km west of Roxas, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 17:47 GMT Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 9 km west of Roxas, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 17:47 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 23 km depth

29 Oct 17:57 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 9 minutes.
Oct 29 23:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.4 to 22.5 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 29, 2019 17:47:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth22.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.13°N / 124.978°E (Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines)
Antipode7.13°S / 55.022°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceGeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Nearest volcanoApo (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) SSE of Linao (pop: 4,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) E of Kabacan (pop: 31,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NW of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) E of Midsayap (pop: 32,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) E of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NE of Tacurong City (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NW of Digos (Davao) (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) E of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) N of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
939 km (583 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.023 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.110 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.120 km006 km S 42° E of Tulunan (Cotabato) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
4.810 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 67 km / 41 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon 8700 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
General Santos City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Davao City (66.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bansalan, Davao del Sur, Davao (46 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)

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