Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 136 km southwest of Koronadal City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 8:32 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 136 km southwest of Koronadal City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 8:32 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 551 km depth

13 Mar 12:45 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 12 minutes.
Update Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 12:51
Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 73 km southwest of Maitum, Philippines in the evening
4.3 quake 13 Mar 8:32 pm (GMT +8)
4.3 quake 13 Mar 8:32 pm (GMT +8)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in the Philippines near Maitum, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, only 18 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 8:32 pm local time at a great depth of 551 km. 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 Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), which listed it as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Maitum (pop. 8,500, 73 km away), and Lake Sebu (pop. 21,800, 101 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 12:32:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 8:32 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 551.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.42°N / 124.28°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 5.42°S / 55.72°W
Nearest volcano: Parker (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Maitum (Province of Sarangani) (pop: 8,480) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Kiamba (Province of Sarangani) (pop: 11,000) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Lake Sebu (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SSW of Surallah (South Cotabato) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SW of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) SSW of Banga (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SW of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SW of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Koronadal City (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SW of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3551 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
3.8547 km031 Km S 01° E of Palimbang (Sultan Kudarat), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.1540 km33 Km SW of Palimbang, PhilippinesUSGS

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