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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines on Wednesday, 20 May 2020
May 20 16:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.0.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 93.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.26°N / 126.14°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Balut (86 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 20 May 2020 (6 earthquakes)
Wed, 20 May 12:45 UTCM 5.0 / 93 kmMindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
Wed, 20 May 12:45 UTCM 5.1 / 101 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
Wed, 20 May 12:45 UTCM 5.6 / 83 km031 km N 72° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental) (Philippines)PHIVOLCS
Wed, 20 May 12:45 UTCM 5.2 / 101.4 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
Wed, 20 May 12:45 UTCM 5.0 / 92.8 km72km ESE of Sarangani, PhilippinesUSGS
Wed, 20 May 12:45 UTCM 5.0 / 75 km085 km S 58° E of Sarangani (Davao Occidental) (Indonesia)PHIVOLCS

"I felt it" reports:
Glan (120.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(209.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(1061.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Davao / MMI IV (Light shaking): Thought I was losing my mind when I thought I was shaking, but not sure. So I looked at my water bottle, and yes, water was shaking.
Marbel, Koronadal City, South Cotabato / MMI III (Weak shaking)
General Santos city / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Very weak shaking, felt through concreted floor
Philippines, Taguig City, Central Signal / not felt


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