Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 28 km west of Digos, Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 7:28 am (GMT +8) -

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.0 quake 14 km west of Digos, Davao del Sur, Philippines, 7 Feb 2021 12:22 pm (GMT +8), which followed after 5 hours.
Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 28 km west of Digos, Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 7:28 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 20 km depth

6 Feb 23:40 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 12 minutes.
7 Feb 00:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 20.0 km (from 9.9 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards ENE.
Update Sat, 6 Feb 2021, 23:45
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines
4.8 quake 7 Feb 7:28 am (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 7 Feb 7:28 am (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported in the morning near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the quake hit on Sunday 7 February 2021 at 7:28 am local time at a shallow depth of 16 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Magsaysay (pop. 16,600) located 12 km from the epicenter, and Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 15 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) located 29 km from the epicenter, Digos (pop. 116,100) 31 km away, Buluan (pop. 28,000) 31 km away, Tacurong (pop. 54,600) 45 km away, Bañga (pop. 58,900) 49 km away, Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 69 km away, and Budta (pop. 1,273,700) 87 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 Feb 2021 23:28:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 7:28 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.76°N / 125.1°E (Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Apo (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) W of Magsaysay (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) S of Kidapawan (Soccsksargen) (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) W of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) E of Buluan (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) E of Tacurong (Soccsksargen) (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
982 km (610 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.3°C (74 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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
4.820 km006 Km N 82° W of Magsaysay (Davao Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
4.820 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.817 km11 Km WSW of Magsaysay, PhilippinesUSGS
5.261 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG

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62.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : Was inside my condo 6 level. No damage, but hard shaking forvard & backward and up & down. Small things falled down and small tabel and the floorfan moved. (reported through our app)  
68.6 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
54 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Koronadal (32.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
Panabo City (90.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
60.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
61.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Davao City, Obrero (68 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
54.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Isulan Sultan Kudarat (58 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating (reported through our app)
60.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
67.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
56.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Angliongto Davao City Haran Restaurant having brea / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
davao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Davao City, Awhag Village / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Home / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It was a jolt at the start then it got weaker...  
Meohao, Kidapawan City, Philippines / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was inside the room making reports of my work when suddenly the house shook twice.  
ULAS davao city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
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