Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Province of Sultan Kudarat, 31 km northeast of Koronadal City, Philippines, on 6 May 2:21 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Province of Sultan Kudarat, 31 km northeast of Koronadal City, Philippines, on 6 May 2:21 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 May 06:24 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
6 May 06:32: Now using data updates from GFZ
6 May 06:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1. Epicenter location corrected by 20 km (13 mi) towards SSW.
6 May 06:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 06:36
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Kidapawan, Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines
4.9 quake 6 May 2:21 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 6 May 2:21 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred early afternoon on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 2:21 pm local time near Kidapawan, Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 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 5.2.
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 Dolo (pop. 4,000) located 4 km from the epicenter, Magsaysay (pop. 16,600) 8 km away, Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 8 km away, Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) 21 km away, and Digos (pop. 116,100) 24 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kabacan (pop. 31,800) located 48 km from the epicenter, Koronadal City (pop. 125,500) 50 km away, Tacurong (pop. 54,600) 56 km away, and Budta (pop. 1,273,700) 90 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 May 2021 06:21:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 6 May 2:21 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.67°N / 125.07°E (Province of Sultan Kudarat, Soccsksargen, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Apo (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) ENE of Telafas (pop: 2,310) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NE of Koronadal City (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) WSW of Digos (Davao) (pop: 116,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) S of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Bañga (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) E of Tacurong (pop: 54,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) NNW of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) N of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
989 km (615 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 34°C (93 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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
5.010 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
unknownn/aMindanao, PhilippinesVolcanoDiscovery
5.130 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.024 km2 Km N of Bansalan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.119 km004 Km N 74° W of Magsaysay (Davao Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
5.446 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG

User reports for this quake (21)

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MA a Davao city (71.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Uneasy feeling because 3rd floor condo | 4 users found this interesting.  
Davao City, Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Alarmingly strong after a strong jolt so i brought my kids out of the house, but it suddenly stopped. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Buhangin (81.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : My earthquake detector alarm sounded. I could not see or feel it | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
63.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Felt very very weak shaking for a few seconds through my feet, sitting in a concrete building | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
valencia city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Felt in valencia city bukidnon | 2 users found this interesting.  
Davao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Strong and quick shake | 2 users found this interesting.  
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Ground shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
73.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Bouncing | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Digos City (35.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 minutes : I Felt It  
Davao City (76.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
DAVAO CITY / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Robinson's Cybergate Davao / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
arezzo place davao (80.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short (reported through our app)
39.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
M`Lang, Cotabato / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Digos (27.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Davao City (78.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Midsayap, North Cotabato (79.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Davao city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Koronadal (22.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Margarita village (77.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 14 Jun 2021 13:02 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2021 13:05 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Jun 2021 14:12 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 08 Jun 2021 06:06 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2021 05:06 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 03 Jun 2021 02:52 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 31 May 2021 23:06 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 May 2021 23:43 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 24 May 2021 23:43 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 May 2021 12:15 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 22 May 2021 12:15 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 21 May 2021 23:48 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 20 May 2021 18:22 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 16 May 2021 21:04 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 16 May 2021 21:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • 11 May 2021 14:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | PHIVOLCS | Details
  • Show all

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