Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Davao, 37 km northeast of Koronadal, Philippines, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Davao, 37 km northeast of Koronadal, Philippines, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Davao, 37 km northeast of Koronadal, Philippines, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

6 May 06:28 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
6 May 06:35: Now using data updates from PHIVOLCS
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 06:39
Significant 5.1 quake hits near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines
5.1 quake 6 May 2:24 pm (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 6 May 2:24 pm (GMT +8)
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in the Philippines near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 2:24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 17 km. 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.
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 Magsaysay (pop. 16,600) located 12 km from the epicenter, Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 16 km away, Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) 30 km away, Digos (pop. 116,100) 31 km away, and Buluan (pop. 28,000) 31 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tacurong (pop. 54,600) located 45 km from the epicenter, Bañga (pop. 58,900) 48 km away, Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 70 km away, and Budta (pop. 1,273,700) 88 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

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 6, 2021 06:24:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.74°N / 125.08°E (Province of Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines)
Antipode6.74°S / 54.92°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt28 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoApo (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) WSW of Magsaysay (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) S of Kidapawan (Soccsksargen) (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) W of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) E of Buluan (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 28,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) E of Tacurong City (Soccsksargen) (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NE of Banga (Soccsksargen) (pop: 58,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) WSW of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (54 mi) SE of Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
983 km (611 mi) SSE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.117 km008 Km S 83° W of Magsaysay (Davao Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

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DAVAO CITY (61.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Strong shaking vibrating motion from the ground. Intensity 5 | 2 users found this interesting.  
buhangin district davao city / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : while on sleep...feel the shake on our 2nd floor apartment...it cause panic on the neighborhood. | 2 users found this interesting.  
General sqbtos city (69.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Its little strong the pull is so strong but movement is mild | One user found this interesting.  
Magsaysay / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : It Was Really Powerful, I Was Really Scared, I Ran Outside, A Part Of Our Home's Wall Collapsed, The TV Fell Off, And The Window Broke Too, When I Was Running The Window Broke And The Pieces Of Glass Fell  
Davao City (63.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Kidapawan (30.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Davao City (65 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
España (988.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No se parece que el terraza! (reported through our app)  
Butuan city (248.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No (reported through our app)  
San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Central Luzon (999.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
DAVAO CITY (69.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Davao city Dumoy Toril (49.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging (reported through our app)
Mahayag, Davao del Sur, Davao (75.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : My earthquake detector went off again (reported through our app)  
Davao City (69.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Davao City (71.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Dizzy (reported through our app)  
near Davao City (60.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Nort (24.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Isulan, Sultan Kudarat (54.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Davao City, Mintal (61.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Davao City (75.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Digos City / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 1-2 minutes : I Felt It  
Gensan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Shaking  
Ebeltoft / not felt
Palma Gil St. Davao / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Digos city / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Digos City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
DAVAO CITY / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Kidapawan City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 5, 2021 00:02
1 year 0 weeks ago
2.2

7 km
10.6 km SW of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 29, 2021 18:56
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.8

13 km
22 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 29, 2021 14:58
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.1

17 km
23 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 28, 2021 18:07
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.3

8 km
Soccsksargen, 15 km W of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 26, 2021 12:48
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.3

15 km
21 km SW of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 22, 2021 20:19
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.7

8 km
34 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 21, 2021 16:08
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.3

8 km
24 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 2021 19:57
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.6

6 km
20 km SW of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 19, 2021 06:00
1 year 2 weeks ago
2.8

12 km
30 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 16, 2021 07:50
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.0

31 km
28 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 16, 2021 07:50
1 year 3 weeks ago
2.2

32 km
Davao, 22 km S of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 14, 2021 13:02
1 year 3 weeks ago - felt
2.7

6 km
Soccsksargen, 17 km W of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Jun 9, 2021 13:05
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.7

16 km
38 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 8, 2021 14:12
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.9

27 km
34 km E of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 8, 2021 06:06
1 year 4 weeks ago
3.3

11 km
37 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 6, 2021 05:06
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.8

11 km
36 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 5, 2021 13:54
1 year 4 weeks ago
2.5

29 km
17 km SW of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Jun 2, 2021 23:01
1 year 5 weeks ago
3.5

1 km
10.6 km SW of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 31, 2021 23:06
1 year 5 weeks ago
2.6

28 km
17 km SE of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 31, 2021 23:06
1 year 5 weeks ago
2.7

13 km
24 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 29, 2021 16:06
1 year 5 weeks ago
2.0

18 km
14 km S of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 24, 2021 23:43
1 year 6 weeks ago
2.7

41 km
24 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 24, 2021 23:43
1 year 6 weeks ago
2.8

13 km
6.2 km W of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 24, 2021 13:12
1 year 6 weeks ago
2.1

31 km
15 km SW of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 22, 2021 12:15
1 year 6 weeks ago
2.4

7 km
9.4 km W of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 22, 2021 12:15
1 year 6 weeks ago
3.4

5 km
30 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 21, 2021 23:48
1 year 6 weeks ago
2.4

15 km
Soccsksargen, 17 km E of Buluan, PhilippinesMore
May 20, 2021 18:22
1 year 7 weeks ago
2.1

31 km
19 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 19, 2021 03:26
1 year 7 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
14 km SW of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 18, 2021 19:34
1 year 7 weeks ago
2.9

27 km
Soccsksargen, 17 km NE of Buluan, PhilippinesMore
May 18, 2021 19:34
1 year 7 weeks ago
2.9

13 km
16 km S of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 18, 2021 06:40
1 year 7 weeks ago
2.9

13 km
18 km SW of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 16, 2021 21:04
1 year 7 weeks ago - felt
4.6

10 km
Soccsksargen, 33 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 16, 2021 21:04
1 year 7 weeks ago
3.7

15 km
19 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 14, 2021 15:54
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.1

33 km
10 km NW of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 11, 2021 14:59
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.3

29 km
9.3 km S of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 11, 2021 14:55
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.8

5 km
19 km S of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
May 8, 2021 20:58
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.0

11 km
13 km S of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 8, 2021 18:17
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.5

21 km
23 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 8, 2021 13:39
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.3

34 km
15 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 8, 2021 13:11
1 year 8 weeks ago
2.6

12 km
22 km SW of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 7, 2021 19:26
1 year 9 weeks ago
2.5

9 km
Soccsksargen, 20 km S of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
May 7, 2021 19:26
1 year 9 weeks ago
2.6

30 km
14 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore

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