Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 72 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 5:46 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 72 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 5:46 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 85 km depth

8 Feb 21:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
8 Feb 22:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 69.0 to 85.0 km (from 43 to 53 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards NW.
Update Mon, 8 Feb 2021, 22:00
Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines
4.7 quake 9 Feb 5:46 am (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 9 Feb 5:46 am (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines, was reported only 13 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 69 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 5:46 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
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 Mangili (pop. 3,000) located 45 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Caburan (pop. 12,600) located 50 km from the epicenter, Malita (pop. 41,100) 74 km away, Malapatan (pop. 19,400) 89 km away, Alabel (pop. 43,300) 90 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 16,800) 96 km away, Maluñgun (pop. 52,200) 97 km away, and Glan (pop. 24,300) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 8 Feb 2021 21:46:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 5:46 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 85.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.96°N / 126.08°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Matutum (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) E of Mangili (pop: 3,020) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) E of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SE of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) E of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SSE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SSE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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
4.685 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
3.6136 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
3.6138 km041 Km S 73° E of Don Marcelino (Davao Occidental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

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Carmen, Davao / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Just spoke to family in Carmen. 20km NE of Davao. It woke the heavy sleepers up!  
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