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Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 29 km southeast of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 29 km southeast of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 29 km southeast of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Mar 12:00 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 13 minutes.
Update Wed, 31 Mar 2021, 12:06
Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines
4.9 quake 31 Mar 7:47 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 31 Mar 7:47 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines, was reported only 19 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 a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 7:47 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Tubalan (pop. 4,200) located 11 km from the epicenter, Santa Maria (pop. 16,800) 12 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 20 km away, and Digos (pop. 116,100) 29 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bansalan (pop. 21,400) located 45 km from the epicenter, Maluñgun (pop. 52,200) 47 km away, Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 54 km away, General Santos (pop. 679,600) 69 km away, Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) 71 km away, and Koronadal City (pop. 125,500) 80 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 31, 2021 11:47:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.9
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.59°N / 125.57°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode6.59°S / 54.43°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoApo (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) N of Tubalan (pop: 4,160) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) ENE of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) NNW of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) S of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) NE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) SE of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) E of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) SSE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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55.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
55.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
49 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Davao City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
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