Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 at 22:50 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 at 22:50 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 75 km depth

Date & time: 21 Feb 2001 22:50:29 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 75.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.622°N / 126.923°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) SE of Lukatan (Davao Oriental) (pop: 2,560) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Bobon (pop: 4,520) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SE of San Ignacio (pop: 6,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSE of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) ESE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (66 mi) ESE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) ESE of Samal (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) E of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
1100 km (683 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.575 kmMindanao, PhilippinesUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Mindanao, Philippines, 21 February 2001 22:50 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Feb 2001 09:35 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    60.5 km (37.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines, on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 at 22:50 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.