Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 40 km east of Tandag, Philippines, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 10:26 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 40 km east of Tandag, Philippines, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 10:26 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 37 km depth

24 Jan 14:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
24 Jan 14:41: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards WNW.
24 Jan 14:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 37.0 km (from 6.2 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.6 mi) towards SSW.
Update Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 14:42
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 48 km east of Tandag, Philippines
5.0 quake 24 Jan 10:26 pm (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 24 Jan 10:26 pm (GMT +8)
Just 15 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines. The tremor was recorded late at night on Sunday 24 January 2021 at 10:26 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. Other agencies reporting the same quake include Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) at magnitude 5.0, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.0.
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 Bacolod (pop. 2,200) located 43 km from the epicenter, La Paz (pop. 2,300) 43 km away, Aras-asan (pop. 5,100) 44 km away, Tago (pop. 6,300) 45 km away, Tandag (pop. 29,000) 48 km away, Marihatag (pop. 3,800) 51 km away, Bah-Bah (pop. 28,600) 98 km away, San Francisco (pop. 18,500) 100 km away, and Butuan (pop. 309,700) 121 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 14:26:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 10:26 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.01°N / 126.56°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) ENE of Aras-asan (pop: 5,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) E of Tandag (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Bah-Bah (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NE of San Francisco (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ENE of Bayugan (pop: 40,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Bislig (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) E of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) E of Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
869 km (540 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.237 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
M 5.260 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
M 5.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
M 5.212 km067 Km N 77° E of Bayabas (Surigao Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
M 5.217 km24 Km ENE of Bacolod, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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Angono (849.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Didnt feel it :) (reported through our app)
Iriga City, Camarines Sur (599.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
599 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : I didn't Feel it (reported through our app)
Maasim, Sarangani (381.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
General luna / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 15 Feb 2021 17:37 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 17:26 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2021 01:09 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2021 07:52 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2021 13:05 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 01 Feb 2021 20:18 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 31 Jan 2021 00:34 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jan 2021 15:34 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2021 15:34 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2021 13:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Jan 2021 17:31 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Jan 2021 11:11 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 25 Jan 2021 11:11 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Jan 2021 21:42 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Jan 2021 21:42 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 Jan 2021 19:53 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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