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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 72 Km ENE of Tandag, Philippines, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 02:26 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake 57 km ENE of La Paz, Philippines, 2020-09-20 22:13 UTC, which had occurred 3 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 72 Km ENE of Tandag, Philippines, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 02:26 (GMT)
24 Sep 02:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
24 Sep 02:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 18.7 km (11.6 mi) towards E.
24 Sep 02:35: Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards W.
24 Sep 07:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 39.0 km (from 6.2 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.9 km (4.9 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 2020-09-24 02:26:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.42°N / 126.76°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) NE of Cortes (pop: 3,000)
65 km (40 mi) NE of Burgos (pop: 3,500)
68 km (42 mi) NE of Tigao (pop: 2,100)
143 km (89 mi) NE of Butuan (pop: 309,700)
145 km (90 mi) SE of Surigao (pop: 87,800)
148 km (92 mi) NE of Libertad (pop: 250,400)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SW
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
2020-09-24 02:26:01 UTCM 5.2 / 39 km72 Km ENE of Tandag, PhilippinesGFZ
2020-09-24 02:25:00 UTC
24 September 2020 - 10:25 AM (PST)
M 5.2 / 16 km078 Km N 58° E of Bayabas (Surigao Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
2020-09-24 02:26:00 UTCM 5.3 / 30 km5.2 Mindanao, PhilippinesEMSC
2020-09-24 02:26:08 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmPhilippine Islands Region, PhilippinesBMKG
2020-09-24 02:26:05 UTCM 5.3 / 72.8 km74 Km ENE of Tandag, PhilippinesGeoAu
2020-09-24 02:25:58 UTCM 5.2 / 14.6 km63 Km ENE of Cortes, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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General Luna (87 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
pasay city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Svitavka / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) / 10-15 s
Cortes (Philippines, 63 km W of epicenter) : Cortes, Surigao del sur 30km ne Tandag. Concrete floor entire home moving left to right like oval gyrations. House built on swamp land, no bedrock. Outside pedestrian felt it. (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 72 Km ENE of Tandag, Philippines, on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 02:26 (GMT)

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