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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 121 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:08 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 121 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:08 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 121 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:08 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 102 km depth

6 Apr 20:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
6 Apr 20:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3. Epicenter location corrected by 39 km (24 mi) towards NW.
6 Apr 21:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 102.0 km (from 6.2 to 63 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 31 km (20 mi) towards SW.
Update Tue, 6 Apr 2021, 20:24
Significant magnitude 5.3 quake hits 107 km southeast of Mati, Philippines early morning
5.3 quake 7 Apr 4:08 am (GMT +8)
5.3 quake 7 Apr 4:08 am (GMT +8)
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 4:08 am 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.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.3.
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 Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 62 km from the epicenter, Nangan (pop. 3,400) 73 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 86 km away, Governor Generoso (pop. 8,000) 90 km away, La Union (pop. 5,200) 93 km away, Mati (pop. 105,900) 107 km away, Lupon (pop. 27,200) 115 km away, and Malita (pop. 41,100) 123 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 6, 2021 20:08:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:08 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth102.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.9°N / 126.49°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode5.9°S / 53.51°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities62 km (38 mi) SE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) E of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) ESE of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (97 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) SSE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (120 mi) ESE of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
286 km (178 mi) SE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
5.2102 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.1100 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.1103 kmNear Davao, PhilippinesRENASS
5.198 km116 Km S 81° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
5.1104 km64 Km SE of Pondaguitan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.2107 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.4104 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG

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Cagayan de Oro City (355.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : I felt shaking and ran outside | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
DAVAO (166.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Im playing then I feel im swinging with my chair but now strong. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Balibago, Province of Pampanga, Central Luzon (1215.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Davao City (164.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Metro manila,Quezon City (1145 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No sentí nada o cualquier temblaba (reported through our app)  
davao city (165.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
CITY OF MATI (Capital) / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Davao city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
davao city (163.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 29, 2021 17:29
52 weeks ago
2.5

37 km
Philippine Sea, 157 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 27, 2021 18:29
52 weeks ago
2.4

19 km
Philippine Sea, 182 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 22, 2021 03:21
1 year 0 weeks ago
2.3

26 km
Philippine Sea, 175 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 20, 2021 09:18
1 year 1 weeks ago
4.9

111 km
Philippine Sea, 91 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
May 17, 2021 21:38
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.3

50 km
Philippine Sea, 119 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
May 15, 2021 18:48
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.3

25 km
Philippine Sea, 165 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 11, 2021 01:30
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.1

21 km
Philippine Sea, 86 km E of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
May 10, 2021 20:38
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.5

33 km
Philippine Sea, 166 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 9, 2021 18:14
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.8

110 km
Philippine Sea, 92 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
May 9, 2021 06:20
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.1

38 km
Philippine Sea, 98 km SE of Malita, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
May 2, 2021 13:40
1 year 3 weeks ago
3.0

19 km
Philippine Sea, 135 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 25, 2021 15:59
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.8

23 km
Philippine Sea, 81 km E of Caburan, Davao Occidental, PhilippinesMore
Apr 22, 2021 20:40
1 year 5 weeks ago
2.8

122 km
Philippine Sea, 163 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Apr 21, 2021 18:27
1 year 5 weeks ago
2.6

108 km
Philippine Sea, 160 km SE of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Apr 17, 2021 00:06
1 year 5 weeks ago
3.1

19 km
Philippine Sea, 117 km S of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, PhilippinesMore

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