Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 52 km southwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, Philippines, on Friday, 5 Feb 2021 7:49 am (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 52 km southwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Mimaropa, Philippines, on Friday, 5 Feb 2021 7:49 am (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Feb 00:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Update Fri, 5 Feb 2021, 00:09
Significant 5.1 quake hits near San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, Mimaropa, Philippines
5.1 quake 5 Feb 7:49 am (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 5 Feb 7:49 am (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported in the morning near San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, Mimaropa, Philippines.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday 5 February 2021 at 7:49 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake 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 Caminauit (pop. 11,200) located 51 km from the epicenter, San Jose (pop. 118,800) 52 km away, Magsaysay (pop. 9,400) 56 km away, Calintaan (pop. 11,500) 67 km away, Mansalay (pop. 23,000) 94 km away, and Sablayan (pop. 38,400) 94 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Feb 2021 23:49:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 5 Feb 2021 7:49 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.99°N / 120.77°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Taal (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SW of Caminauit (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SW of San Jose (pop: 118,800) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) E of Coron (Palawan) (pop: 8,720) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SSW of Calintaan (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Bulalacao (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) S of Ligaya (Occidental Mindoro) (pop: 8,430) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Mansalay (Oriental Mindoro) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Sablayan (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) S of Quezon City (pop: 2,761,700) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) SSW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NW of of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 13 m/s (25 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.110 kmPalawan, PhilippinesGFZ
4.833 kmPALAWAN, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.930 km066 Km S 38° W of San Jose (Occidental Mindoro), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.810 km51 Km SW of Santa Teresa, PhilippinesUSGS
5.065 kmPalawan, PhilippinesGeoAu
4.915 kmMindoro, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (8)

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Angono (284.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I was awake 1 hour later after the quake happened | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I thought it was because I felt dizzy this morning. Then I ask my friend if she felt the earthquake then she says she does not. So I disregard what I've felt and this afternoon I tried to google it if on that certain time occurs an earthquake. I did not panicked though because I'm the only one who felt it. | One user found this interesting.  
51.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s
269.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
321.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
333.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
291.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
252 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 19 Mar 2021 20:51 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Mar 2021 14:07 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Mar 2021 11:38 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 26 Feb 2021 21:10 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 15 Feb 2021 19:33 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 23:24 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2021 15:42 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2021 22:18 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2021 19:04 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2021 23:36 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2021 23:27 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2021 23:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Feb 2021 19:02 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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