Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 1.5 km south of Santa Maria, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 07:09 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake 12 km west of Padada, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, 15 December 2019 06:11 GMT, which had occurred 58 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - 1.5 km south of Santa Maria, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 07:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Dec 07:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 15 07:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Date & time: 15 Dec 2019 07:09:21 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.54°N / 125.47°E (Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Matutum (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) S of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) ESE of New Baclayon (pop: 3,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Padada (Davao del Sur) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of Guihing Proper (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NW of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NE of Maluñgun (Soccsksargen) (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) ESE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1022 km (635 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: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.710 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
M 5.710 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
M 5.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
M 5.510 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
M 5.21 km019 km S 45° E of Matanao (Davao Del Sur) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
M 5.710 km9km SSW of Sulop, PhilippinesUSGS
M 5.720 km菲律宾棉兰老岛 (Philippines)CEIC

User reports for this quake (24)

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Russia, Sankt Petersburg(GMT+3), not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал. Пожалуйста, оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Все последующие афторшоки, это норма, правила геологии, ведь геология рулит.))),!!!
984.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
90.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
46.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
60.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
87.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
59 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Salvacion, Panabo City (90 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very week aftershocks. Lasted about 20 seconds. (reported through our app)
231.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Weak aftershock - some small rattling of glasses/shaking of pictures.
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lumbia, Cagayan De Oro (228.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It shaked my water dispenser. (reported through our app)
64.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
65.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Indangan Davao City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
75.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City (Philippines, 70 km N of epicenter) : Glass windows are shaking (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 69 km NE of epicenter) : Weak to strong. (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 69 km NE of epicenter) : From weak to strong. (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 63 km N of epicenter) : it was strong like the previous one an hour ago but it wasnt long (reported through EMSC)
Koronadal (Philippines, 62 km W of epicenter) : I felt a slight shaking.. (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 62 km N of epicenter) : Fluctuating lights, door of cabinets were swinging (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 59 km N of epicenter) : Aftershock for 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Tampakan (Philippines, 53 km W of epicenter) : Another was felt ...merry Christmas to everyone there will be another one this week so beware. God bless you all (reported through EMSC)
Malalag (Philippines, 3 km NW of epicenter) : Strong successive Earthquakes struck different Areas in Davao Del Sur this afternoon. (reported through EMSC)
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