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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Saturday, 21 December 2019

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake: Mindanao, Philippines, 15 Dec 2019 06:11, which had occurred 7 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines on Saturday, 21 December 2019
21 Dec 21:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 21 December 2019 21:26 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.57°N / 125.45°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Matutum (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800)
3 km (2 mi) E of Bulacan (pop: 4,500)
4 km (2 mi) S of Tanlad (pop: 2,200)
59 km (37 mi) SW of Davao (pop: 1,212,500)
126 km (78 mi) SE of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000)
132 km (82 mi) SE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
Sat, 21 Dec 21:26 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
Sat, 21 Dec 21:26 UTCM 4.9 / 30 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
Sat, 21 Dec 21:26 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
22 December 2019 - 05:26 AM (PST) (21 Dec 21:26:00 UTC)M 4.3 / 10 km014 Km S 22° W of Padada (Davao Del Sur) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
2019-12-22 05:26:53 +08:00 (21 Dec 21:26:53 UTC)M 4.9 / 29.5 km4km W of Sulop, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (9)

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58.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
digos (23.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kidapawan City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
52.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Digos (Philippines, 23 km N of epicenter) : Uyog jud kaau!! (reported through EMSC)
Malalag (Philippines, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Continued Earthquake aftershocks experienced here in the vicinity of Davao del Sur Areas (reported through EMSC)
Davao City (Philippines, 66 km NE of epicenter) : Hotel rocked gently (reported through EMSC)
Tampakan (Philippines, 46 km W of epicenter) : Woke me up was rocking a bit slowly stopped (reported through EMSC)
Malalag (Philippines, 10 km NE of epicenter) : Quite strong earthquake. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Saturday, 21 December 2019

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