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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 25 Km NNE of Socorro, Philippines, on 13 Oct 3:21 am (GMT +8)

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 25 Km NNE of Socorro, Philippines, on 13 Oct 3:21 am (GMT +8)
12 Oct 19:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
12 Oct 19:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 70.0 km (from 6.2 to 43 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 34 km (21 mi) towards SW.
12 Oct 20:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 88.0 km (from 43 to 55 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.5 km (6.5 mi) towards SSW.
Date & time: 2020-10-12 07:21:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 13 Oct 3:21 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 88.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.82°N / 126.08°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of Pilar (pop: 2,400)
7 km (5 mi) NE of Dapa (pop: 8,800)
8 km (5 mi) NW of Union (pop: 2,400)
113 km (70 mi) NE of Butuan (pop: 309,700)
116 km (72 mi) NE of Libertad (pop: 250,400)
197 km (123 mi) SE of Tacloban (pop: 242,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from N
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-12 19:21:40 UTC
13 Oct 3:21 am (GMT +8)
M 4.8 / 88 km25 Km NNE of Socorro, PhilippinesGFZ
2020-10-12 19:21:40 UTCM 5.1 / 100 km42 Km ENE of Placer, PhilippinesEMSC
2020-10-12 19:21:40 UTCM 4.7 / 90.9 km49 Km ENE of Placer, PhilippinesGeoAu
2020-10-12 19:21:00 UTC
13 October 2020 - 03:21 AM (PST)
M 5.0 / 55 km021 Km N 76° E of Dapa (Surigao Del Norte), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
2020-10-12 19:21:40 UTCM 4.8 / 91.6 km4 Km WNW of Dapa, PhilippinesUSGS
2020-10-12 19:21:38 UTCM 4.9 / 62 kmPhilippine Islands Region, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (4)

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9.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The motherf* woke us up and it dog came to seek refuge (reported through our app)
8.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
65.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short (reported through our app)
Surigao City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 20-30 s

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 25 Km NNE of Socorro, Philippines, on 13 Oct 3:21 am (GMT +8)

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