Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Mindanao (more), 22 km south of Valencia, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines, on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 2:43 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Mindanao (more), 22 km south of Valencia, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines, on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 2:43 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 526 km depth

29 Dec 18:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
29 Dec 20:09: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 540.0 to 533.0 km (from 336 to 331 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.6 mi) towards ENE.
29 Dec 20:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 533.0 to 529.0 km (from 331 to 329 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards SW.
29 Dec 20:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 529.0 to 526.0 km (from 329 to 327 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards NE.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 19:03
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.2 just reported 44 km southeast of Tagbilaran, Philippines
4.2 quake 30 Dec 2:43 am (GMT +8)
4.2 quake 30 Dec 2:43 am (GMT +8)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in the Philippines near Tagbilaran, Bohol, Central Visayas, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 30 December 2020 at 2:43 am local time at a great depth of 540 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Valencia (pop. 2,400, 28 km away), Loboc (pop. 16,300, 32 km away), Alburquerque (pop. 2,700, 33 km away), Garcia Hernandez (pop. 2,600, 33 km away), Catarman (pop. 3,700, 39 km away), Jagna (pop. 32,600, 41 km away), Tagbilaran (pop. 86,400, 44 km away), and Danao (pop. 17,700, 46 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Dec 2020 18:43:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 2:43 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 526.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.41°N / 124.23°E (Bohol Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Hibok-Hibok (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) S of Valencia (pop: 2,430) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Jagna (Bohol) (pop: 32,600) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SE of Loboc (Bohol) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) S of Carmen (Bohol) (pop: 8,210) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Guindulman (pop: 4,690) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Tagbilaran (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) ESE of Danao (Bohol) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSE of Cordova (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) SSE of Cebu City (pop: 798,600) --> See nearby quakes!
677 km (421 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) S of Bohol Island (pop: 1,211,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) NNW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.3526 kmBOHOL, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.3536 km025 Km S 10° E of Lila (Bohol), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.3533 km21 Km S of Valencia, PhilippinesUSGS
4.4532 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ

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