Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 63 km east of Bagoso Island, Philippines, on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 5:04 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 63 km east of Bagoso Island, Philippines, on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 5:04 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

26 Jan 21:25 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 21 minutes.
27 Jan 10:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 8.0 km (from 9.9 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards SSE.
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 21:30
Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 89 km southeast of Bislig, Philippines
4.2 quake 27 Jan 5:04 am (GMT +8)
4.2 quake 27 Jan 5:04 am (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, was reported only 26 minutes ago by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 16 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 5:04 am 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kinablangan (pop. 5,400) located 66 km from the epicenter, Taytayan (pop. 6,900) 68 km away, Bislig (pop. 67,600) 89 km away, and Manay (pop. 20,300) 102 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 26, 2021 21:04:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 5:04 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.92°N / 127.1°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 7.92°S / 52.9°W
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Kinablangan (pop: 5,420) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Baganga (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ENE of Cateel (Davao Oriental) (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of Lingig (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 6,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NE of Manay (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) ENE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) E of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
999 km (621 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.28 km071 Km N 58° E of Baganga (Davao Oriental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

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