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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 3 km south of Talacogon, Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 9:28 am (GMT +8)

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 3 km south of Talacogon, Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 9:28 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 3 km south of Talacogon, Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 9:28 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Jan 01:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
20 Jan 01:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 34 km (21 mi) towards N.
Update Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 01:39

Light earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 26 km northwest of Veruela, Philippines

4.8 quake 20 Jan 9:28 am (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 20 Jan 9:28 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 9:28 am local time near Veruela, Agusan del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Binucayan (pop. 2,900) located 13 km from the epicenter, Loreto (pop. 5,700) 15 km away, La Paz (pop. 3,600) 17 km away, and Veruela (pop. 18,100) 26 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bunawan (pop. 15,500) located 29 km from the epicenter, Talacogon (pop. 15,600) 37 km away, Trento (pop. 15,900) 38 km away, Monkayo (pop. 51,400) 50 km away, and Butuan (pop. 309,700) 93 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 20, 2021 01:28:08 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 20, 2021 at 9:28 am (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.43°N / 125.79°E (Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga, Philippines)
Antipode8.43°S / 54.21°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoMusuan (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SSE of Talacogon (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SW of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) S of Bayugan (pop: 40,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NW of Bunawan (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NNW of Veruela (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) WNW of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) SSE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) SSE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
864 km (537 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.7°C (84 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.715 km011 Km N 49° E of Remedios T. Romualdez (Agusan Del Norte), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.710 km2 Km NE of Balangbalang, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bayugan city,agusan del sur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Butuan City / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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