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

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 121 km south of Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines, on Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 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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Date & time: 6 Apr 2021 20:08:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 4:08 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 102.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.9°N / 126.49°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) SE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) E of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Talagutong (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,980) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ESE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) E of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of General Santos (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from N
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.2102 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.11 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.  
1215.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (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
164.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
davao city (163.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
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
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