Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 52 km east of Bislig, Philippines, on Monday, 15 Mar 2021 9:10 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 52 km east of Bislig, Philippines, on Monday, 15 Mar 2021 9:10 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 135 km depth

15 Mar 13:20 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 9 minutes.
16 Mar 03:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.0 to 135.0 km (from 86 to 84 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.1 mi) towards S.
Update Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 13:24
Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 51 km east of Bislig, Philippines in the evening
4.9 quake 15 Mar 9:10 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 15 Mar 9:10 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, 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 an intermediate depth of 138 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Monday 15 March 2021 at 9:10 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8. A third agency, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Barcelona (pop. 3,500) located 38 km from the epicenter, Bislig (pop. 67,600) 51 km away, Trento (pop. 15,900) 80 km away, Bunawan (pop. 15,500) 87 km away, Monkayo (pop. 51,400) 90 km away, Veruela (pop. 18,100) 92 km away, Compostela (pop. 42,600) 95 km away, and San Francisco (pop. 18,500) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Mar 2021 13:10:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 15 Mar 2021 9:10 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 135.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.12°N / 126.78°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) E of Barcelona (pop: 3,540) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ENE of Lingig (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 6,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) E of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) E of Trento (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ENE of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Bunawan (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Veruela (Agusan del Sur) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
959 km (596 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) E of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.1135 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.930 km030 Km S 89° E of Manay (Davao Oriental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.770 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.774 km9 Km ENE of Santiago, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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Malaybalay City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Its like one wave earthquake | One user found this interesting.  
  • Felt it around 9;18pm
  • Felt it around 9;18pm
178.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Cateel davao oriental / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Davao Ciry / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 08 May 2021 08:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 Apr 2021 11:31 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2021 16:08 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2021 05:14 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2021 02:51 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2021 16:51 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2021 09:20 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2021 14:57 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 Mar 2021 22:36 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details

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