Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 14 km southeast of Digos, Philippines, on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 14 km southeast of Digos, Philippines, on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Jan 11:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Jan 31 11:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: Jan 31, 2020 11:18:46 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.66°N / 125.45°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.66°S / 54.55°W
Nearest volcano: Apo (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) N of Tanglad (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NNW of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ESE of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Magsaysay (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NW of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSW of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SE of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SSE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.240 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
5.234 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
5.228 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
4.925 km015 km S 04° E of Kiblawan (Davao Del Sur) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
5.238 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (69)

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Davao City Abrezza (48.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In 11 floor not comfortable  
Kidapawan (55.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen (55.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
General Santos City, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen (75.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Davao / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard rattling noise. I immediately went downstairs. It only lasted about 15 secs  
Mahayag, Davao del Sur, Davao (57.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My earthquake detector went off. It was very faint to feel it. The lights swayed a bit. (reported through our app)  
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Toril, Davao City (39.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Polomolok souyh cotabato / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Digos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was lying in bed and felt strong horizontal shaking  
Davao City (52.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cogon, Davao, Davao (66.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
General Santos city (69.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking felt on upstairs balcony, duration 10 seconds only (reported through our app)  
Davao City (45.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mabay, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen (127 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt sideways waving while sitting on a rocking chair watching TV, and then I noticed also hanging mirror vawing a bit for approximately 15 seconds (reported through our app)  
Glan, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen (97 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak (reported through our app)  
Catungan, Ecoland Davao City (46.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Koronadal city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ma-a Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Matina, davao city / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The building was shaking so we go down from the 3rd floor  
digos city philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao Coty / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Davao / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao City (47.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Dacudao, Davao del Sur (58.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
DAVAO CITY (41.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao (15.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Gensan City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Davao (45.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Horizontal rocking motion (reported through our app)  
Tagum City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I'm on duty, and we felt bit shaking.  
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Barra, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao (224.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
General Santos City, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen (68.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Inawayan, Province of Davao del Sur, Davao (40.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Davao City (48.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Pikit, North Cotabato (96.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City (Philippines, 54 km NE of epicenter) : Created slight waves while we were on the swimming pool. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 51 km NE of epicenter) : lasted for about 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 52 km NE of epicenter) : It shook (reported through EMSC)  
Maramag (Philippines, 129 km NW of epicenter) : Medyo hinay ra compared to previous. From CMU, Central Mindanao University, Maramag, Bukidnon (reported through EMSC)  
Panabo (Philippines, 77 km NE of epicenter) : Shaking of chair (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 68 km SW of epicenter) : It wasn't strong but strong enough so me and my family felt it. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 66 km S of epicenter) : Just slight shaking (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 66 km S of epicenter) : Fast jolt and then nothing. (reported through EMSC)  
General Santos City (Philippines, 64 km S of epicenter) : It's quite noticeable. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 56 km NE of epicenter) : Felt it for about 10-15 sec (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 53 km NE of epicenter) : Medyo kusog. (reported through EMSC)  
Kidapawan (Philippines, 53 km NW of epicenter) : 1 minute ago house shaking for about 10 to 15 seconds Kidapawan area (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 52 km NE of epicenter) : a small shake (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 50 km NE of epicenter) : It woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 50 km NE of epicenter) : Slightly felt (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 50 km NE of epicenter) : Experienced light shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 49 km NE of epicenter) : The shaking lasted a minute or two our chandeliers are dancing like it was the new year... (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 49 km N of epicenter) : Kusog kusog sya gamay (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 48 km N of epicenter) : Felt it here on catalunan grande davao city, sudden jolt and water in the glass was moving. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 48 km N of epicenter) : Fairly strong quake (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 48 km N of epicenter) : Chandellier was shaking. Short but scary (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 48 km N of epicenter) : Quick, strong shake felt.. Mintal, Davao City (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 47 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it here in Davao City. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 47 km N of epicenter) : Sudden jolt, water in the glass was moving. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 47 km N of epicenter) : Strong tremor but short. Chandeliers are still shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Initial strong jolt then simmered down, Matina, Davao City (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 46 km N of epicenter) : Felt strong (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 46 km N of epicenter) : Short but heavy shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Davao City (Philippines, 43 km N of epicenter) : Almost 2mins. Earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Makilala (Philippines, 41 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it took cover. All clear now. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

  • 29 Mar 2020 15:05 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Feb 2020 18:12 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Feb 2020 18:01 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Feb 2020 15:48 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2020 17:51 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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