Help Ukraine

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South China Sea, 64 km west of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:39 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South China Sea, 64 km west of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:39 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South China Sea, 64 km west of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:39 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 87 km depth

25 Jan 19:55 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 16 minutes.
26 Jan 04:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 74.0 to 87.0 km (from 46 to 54 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.2 km (6.4 mi) towards SSW.
Update Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 20:00
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 21 km southwest of Nasugbu, Philippines
4.5 quake 26 Jan 3:39 am (GMT +8)
4.5 quake 26 Jan 3:39 am (GMT +8)
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in the Philippines near Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, only 21 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 3:39 am local time at an intermediate depth of 74 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Talisay (pop. 2,400) located 15 km from the epicenter, Nasugbu (pop. 62,900) 21 km away, Balayan (pop. 50,100) 26 km away, Balayan (pop. 50,100) 26 km away, Mariveles (pop. 84,600) 55 km away, Silang (pop. 119,500) 60 km away, Batangas City (pop. 237,400) 65 km away, Makati City (pop. 510,400) 90 km away, Taguig (pop. 644,500) 91 km away, and Manila (pop. 1,600,000) 91 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.

Download the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app and get one of the fastest seismic alerts online:
Android | iOS

Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2021 19:39:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:39 am (GMT +8)
Depth87.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.85°N / 120.47°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode13.85°S / 59.53°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoTaal (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) W of Calatagan (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SW of Nasugbu (pop: 62,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Balayan (Batangas) (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Balayan (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) WSW of Calaca (pop: 37,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of Taal (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Silang (pop: 119,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Las Piñas (pop: 590,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) NW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 26°C (79 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
4.587 km018 Km N 83° W of Calatagan (Batangas), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.4215 km9 Km ENE of San Juan, PhilippinesUSGS
4.5131 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGFZ

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Angono (105.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : I was asleep lol (reported through our app)  
Tranca, Batangas, Calabarzon (69.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Aufgewacht  
Santa Rosa (76.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Santa Rosa (76.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Balayan, Batangas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : It woke me up.  
san nicholas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.