Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Central, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

23 Apr 08:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 7 minutes.
23 Apr 09:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.0 to 33.0 km (from 18 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 28 km (17 mi) towards N.
Update Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 09:00
Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 22 km northwest of Davao City, Philippines
4.8 quake 23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the afternoon on Friday 23 April 2021 at 4:48 pm local time near Davao City, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 29 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 as well.
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 Wañgan (pop. 7,600) located 2 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) located 22 km from the epicenter, Samal (pop. 43,500) 32 km away, Panabo (pop. 84,700) 33 km away, Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) 41 km away, Cabayangan (pop. 16,500) 43 km away, Digos (pop. 116,100) 46 km away, Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 48 km away, and Magugpo Poblacion (pop. 233,300) 52 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 23, 2021 08:48:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8)
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.41°N / 125.43°E (Province of Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines)
Antipode7.41°S / 54.57°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoApo (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) SE of Simod (pop: 5,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) WNW of Panabo (pop: 84,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) W of Cabayangan (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) W of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (26 mi) NNW of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) WSW of New Corella (Davao del Norte) (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NW of Samal (pop: 43,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NE of Kidapawan (Soccsksargen) (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) N of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
936 km (581 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 31°C (88 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from S
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

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.
4.933 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.452 km006 Km N 10° W of Talacogon (Agusan Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.552 km4 Km SSE of Borbon, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
San Francisco Agusan del sur (133.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Malaybalay City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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