Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 65 km northeast of Dapa, Philippines, on 15 Apr 12:39 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 65 km northeast of Dapa, Philippines, on 15 Apr 12:39 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 6 km depth

14 Apr 17:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
Update Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 17:12
Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 65 km northeast of Dapa, Philippines after midnight
4.7 quake 15 Apr 12:39 am (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 15 Apr 12:39 am (GMT +8)
Just 33 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Dapa, Surigao del Norte, Caraga, Philippines. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 12:39 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 6 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Pilar (pop. 2,400) located 54 km from the epicenter, Santa Monica (pop. 2,300) 55 km away, San Benito (pop. 2,300) 59 km away, Union (pop. 2,400) 60 km away, Dapa (pop. 8,800) 65 km away, Libas (pop. 3,400) 65 km away, Del Carmen (pop. 4,300) 67 km away, and Socorro (pop. 9,700) 82 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Apr 2021 16:39:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 15 Apr 12:39 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.1°N / 126.53°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Paco (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) ENE of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) E of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) ENE of Del Carmen (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Cagdianao (pop: 2,680) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NNE of Cortes (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ENE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
784 km (487 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) ESE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) NE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SE of Samar Island (pop: 1,751,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.76 kmPHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION, PhilippinesEMSC
4.78 km061 Km N 86° E of Burgos (Surigao Del Norte), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

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