Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South China Sea, 63 km northwest of Davila, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 9:38 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South China Sea, 63 km northwest of Davila, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 9:38 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Jan 13:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Update Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 13:54
Light 4.9 quake hits near Davila, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos, Philippines
4.9 quake 12 Jan 9:38 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 12 Jan 9:38 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Davila, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos, Philippines, was reported only 16 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 9:38 pm local time. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Davila (pop. 3,500) located 63 km from the epicenter, and Bangui (pop. 2,500) 69 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 12, 2021 13:38:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 9:38 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.98°N / 120.31°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 18.98°S / 59.69°W
Nearest volcano: Camiguin de Babuyanes (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) NNW of Davila (pop: 3,470) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) NW of Pagudpud (pop: 4,950) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Pasuquin (Ilocos Norte) (pop: 5,770) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Claveria (Cagayan) (pop: 10,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNW of Laoag (pop: 102,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNW of San Nicolas (Ilocos Norte) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NNW of Batac City (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) N of Vigan City (pop: 48,500) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) NW of Tuguegarao City (pop: 115,100) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) N of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 22.2°C (72 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 14 m/s (27 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.910 km- 66 km NNW of Davila, PhilippinesGFZ
5.115 km054 Km N 10° W of Burgos (Ilocos Norte), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
5.010 km67 Km NNW of Davila, PhilippinesUSGS
5.010 kmLUZON, PHILIPPINESEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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