Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 10:37 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 10:37 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 47 km depth

2 Feb 14:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
2 Feb 14:50: Now using data updates from BMKG
2 Feb 15:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Date & time: 2 Feb 2021 14:37:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 10:37 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.96°N / 126.69°E (Philippines Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Awu (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
265 km (165 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani, Philippines) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) SE of Alabel (Philippines) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SSE of Malita (Philippines) (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (202 mi) NNE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SE of Koronadal City (Philippines) (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NNE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) NE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
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.
5.247 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaBMKG
5.155 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGFZ
5.054 km195 Km SE of Sarangani, Philippines, IndonesiaUSGS
5.262 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1143.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 26 Mar 2021 12:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Feb 2021 14:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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