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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Sunday, 15 December 2019

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake: Mindanao, Philippines, 15 Dec 2019 06:11, which had occurred 6 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines on Sunday, 15 December 2019
15 Dec 12:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 15 12:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Dec 16 13:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 15 December 2019 12:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.63°N / 125.33°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Apo (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SW of Padada (pop: 11,400)
4 km (2 mi) NW of Sulop (pop: 6,600)
6 km (4 mi) SE of Malinao (pop: 2,300)
58 km (36 mi) SW of Davao (pop: 1,212,500)
111 km (69 mi) SE of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000)
117 km (73 mi) SE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 15 Dec 12:38 UTCM 5.2 / 13 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
Sun, 15 Dec 12:38 UTCM 5.3 / 40 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
Sun, 15 Dec 12:38 UTCM 5.2 / 41 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
Sun, 15 Dec 12:39 UTCM 5.2 / 64.9 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
2019-12-15 20:38:53 +08:00 (15 Dec 12:38:53 UTC)M 5.3 / 10 km3km SW of Kiblawan, PhilippinesUSGS
2019-12-15 20:38:53 (15 Dec 12:38:53 UTC)M 5.0 / 20 km菲律宾棉兰老岛 (Philippines)CEIC

User reports for this quake (13)

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Davao del sur / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
General Santos City (64.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
13.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Panacan, davao city (68.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cagayan de Oro (218.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao City (51.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
24.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cagayan de Oro City (Philippines, 218 km NW of epicenter) : insignificant (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 58 km NE of epicenter) : Little shaking (reported through EMSC)
General Santos City (Philippines, 57 km S of epicenter) : Little shaking, but quite noticeable. (reported through EMSC)
Polomolok (Philippines, 53 km SW of epicenter) : RAMA IK ...... (reported through EMSC)
Polomolok (Philippines, 47 km SW of epicenter) : The electrical wires are moving. (reported through EMSC)
Digos (Philippines, 14 km N of epicenter) : Strong shake, swung our chandeliers and scared the cat (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Sunday, 15 December 2019

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