Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South China Sea, 28 km southwest of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 9:35 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South China Sea, 28 km southwest of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 9:35 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 155 km depth

11 Feb 13:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
11 Feb 13:47: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 151.0 to 155.0 km (from 94 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.3 km (6.4 mi) towards WSW.
Update Thu, 11 Feb 2021, 13:48
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 28 km southwest of Batangas, Philippines
4.8 quake 11 Feb 9:35 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 11 Feb 9:35 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 28 km southwest of Batangas, Philippines, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 155 km beneath the epicenter near Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, in the evening on Thursday 11 February 2021 at 9:35 pm 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tingloy (pop. 2,600) located 9 km from the epicenter, Bauan (pop. 33,600) 27 km away, Batangas (pop. 237,400) 28 km away, San Pascual (pop. 39,400) 30 km away, Taal (pop. 39,700) 34 km away, Balayan (pop. 50,100) 43 km away, Balayan (pop. 50,100) 43 km away, Lipa City (pop. 212,300) 50 km away, Las Piñas (pop. 590,000) 97 km away, and Manila (pop. 1,600,000) 114 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 11 Feb 2021 13:35:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 11 Feb 2021 9:35 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 155.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.58°N / 120.88°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Taal (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) S of Tingloy (pop: 2,650) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Bauan (Batangas) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Batangas (pop: 237,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSW of San Pascual (pop: 39,400) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Taal (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Calaca (pop: 37,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Balayan (Batangas) (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Balayan (pop: 50,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) S of Las Piñas (pop: 590,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) SW of Polillo Island (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NNW of Boracay Island (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 25.6°C (78 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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
4.8155 kmMindoro, PhilippinesGFZ
4.8107 km016 Km N 46° E of Paluan (Occidental Mindoro), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.8140 kmMINDORO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.8148 km8 Km S of Tingloy, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
75.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
51.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Bauan, batangas / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating
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