Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Davao City, 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, 09:00Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 22 km northwest of Davao City, Philippines
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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Date & time: 23 Apr 2021 08:48:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
23 Apr 4:48 pm (GMT +8)
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.41°N / 125.43°E
(Province of Davao del Sur
Nearest volcano: Apo
(50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:12 km (8 mi) SE of Simod
(pop: 5,070) --> See nearby quakes!30 km (19 mi) WNW of Panabo
(pop: 84,700) --> See nearby quakes!33 km (21 mi) W of Cabayangan
(pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!42 km (26 mi) W of Magugpo Poblacion
(pop: 233,300) --> See nearby quakes!43 km (26 mi) NNW of Davao City
(pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!48 km (30 mi) WSW of New Corella (Davao del Norte)
(pop: 20,600) --> See nearby quakes!48 km (30 mi) NW of Samal
(pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!58 km (36 mi) NE of Kidapawan (Soccsksargen)
(pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!74 km (46 mi) N of Digos
(pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!936 km (581 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region)
(pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 31°C
(88 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG
(Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012
joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|4.9||33 km||Mindanao, Philippines||BMKG|
|4.5||52 km||MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES||EMSC|
|4.4||52 km||006 Km N 10° W of Talacogon (Agusan Del Sur), Philippines||PHIVOLCS|
|4.5||52 km||4 Km SSE of Borbon, Philippines||USGS|
User reports for this quake (2)
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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