Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 64 km south of General Santos, Philippines, on Friday, 26 Feb 2021 1:45 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Mindanao Sea, 64 km south of General Santos, Philippines, on Friday, 26 Feb 2021 1:45 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Feb 17:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 10 minutes.
Update Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 18:00
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 64 km south of General Santos, Philippines
4.7 quake 26 Feb 1:45 am (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 26 Feb 1:45 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Friday 26 February 2021 at 1:45 am local time near General Santos, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located 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 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 Baliton (pop. 5,800) located 28 km from the epicenter, Glan (pop. 24,300) 34 km away, Malapatan (pop. 19,400) 53 km away, General Santos (pop. 679,600) 64 km away, Alabel (pop. 43,300) 66 km away, and Polomolok (pop. 64,000) 75 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Maluñgun (pop. 52,200) located 84 km from the epicenter, and Surallah (pop. 31,100) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Feb 2021 17:45:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 26 Feb 2021 1:45 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.55°N / 125.07°E (Mindanao Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Parker (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) SW of Baliton (Sarangani) (pop: 5,810) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of General Santos (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) S of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SSE of Surallah (South Cotabato) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSW of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SSE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.710 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.710 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.429 km037 Km S 27° E of Glan (Sarangani), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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