Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 18 km west of Lupon, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 2:53 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 18 km west of Lupon, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 2:53 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 72 km depth

20 Jan 07:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
Update Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 07:09
Light 4.7 quake hits near Lupon, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines
4.7 quake 20 Jan 2:53 pm (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 20 Jan 2:53 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 15 minutes ago 18 km northwest of Lupon, Philippines, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 72 km beneath the epicenter near Lupon, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, early afternoon on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 2:53 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 San Remigio (pop. 2,100) located 10 km from the epicenter, Tombongon (pop. 3,200) 16 km away, Lupon (pop. 27,200) 18 km away, Samal (pop. 43,500) 21 km away, Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 30 km away, Mati (pop. 105,900) 39 km away, and Panabo (pop. 84,700) 43 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tagum City (pop. 233,300) located 55 km from the epicenter, and Digos (pop. 116,100) 60 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 06:53:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 2:53 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.96°N / 125.86°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) ENE of San Remigio (Davao) (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of Samal (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ESE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) E of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 32°C (90 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.772 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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