Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 178 km southeast of General Santos City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 178 km southeast of General Santos City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 100 km depth

13 Mar 15:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
13 Mar 15:45: Now using data updates from BMKG
Update Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 15:45
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines
4.3 quake 13 Mar 11:34 pm (GMT +8)
4.3 quake 13 Mar 11:34 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 10 minutes ago 102 km southeast of Sarangani, Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 100 km beneath the epicenter near Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines, late at night on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 11:34 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 Sarangani (pop. 7,500) located 102 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 15:34:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11:34 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.94°N / 126.26°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 4.94°S / 53.74°W
Nearest volcano: Awu (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) ESE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SE of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) SE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SSE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SSE of Digos (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SE of Banga (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SE of Koronadal City (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SSW
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.
4.3100 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaEMSC
4.41 km124 Km S 42° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental), IndonesiaPHIVOLCS

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