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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 6.9 km northeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Friday, Apr 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 6.9 km northeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Friday, Apr 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 6.9 km northeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Friday, Apr 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 206 km depth

23 Apr 12:15 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 6 minutes.
23 Apr 12:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5.
Update Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 12:21
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines
4.5 quake 23 Apr 8:09 pm (GMT +8)
4.5 quake 23 Apr 8:09 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in the evening on Friday 23 April 2021 at 8:09 pm local time near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 206 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Malita (pop. 41,100, 7 km away), Santa Maria (pop. 16,800, 21 km away), Digos (pop. 116,100, 44 km away), Maluñgun (pop. 52,200, 45 km away), Alabel (pop. 43,300, 56 km away), Lupon (pop. 27,200, 63 km away), General Santos City (pop. 679,600, 65 km away), Davao City (pop. 1,212,500, 67 km away), Samal (pop. 43,500, 68 km away), and Polomolok (pop. 64,000, 69 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 23, 2021 12:09:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Apr 23, 2021 at 8:09 pm (GMT +8)
Depth206.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.47°N / 125.64°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode6.47°S / 54.36°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoMatutum (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) NNE of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Santa Maria (pop: 16,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SE of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) ENE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SW of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) NE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) S of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) S of Samal (pop: 43,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) SSE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.5206 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.3220 km16 Km NE of Tubalan, PhilippinesUSGS

User reports for this quake

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