Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 84 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on 6 May 9:16 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 84 km south of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, on 6 May 9:16 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 May 13:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Update Thu, 6 May 2021, 13:30
Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines
4.8 quake 6 May 9:16 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 6 May 9:16 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 84 km southeast of Mati, Philippines, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, in the evening on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 9:16 pm local time. 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 4.8 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 36 km from the epicenter, Surup (pop. 2,100) 40 km away, Nangan (pop. 3,400) 46 km away, Ascension (pop. 2,800) 48 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 59 km away, Mati (pop. 105,900) 84 km away, and Lupon (pop. 27,200) 89 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Malita (pop. 41,100) located 98 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 May 2021 13:16:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 6 May 9:16 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.25°N / 126.48°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Leonard Range (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Nangan (pop: 3,360) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SE of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SE of San Isidro (Davao Oriental) (pop: 9,710) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Mati (pop: 105,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) E of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.1°C (83 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from NE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.810 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.559 km92 Km E of Sarangani, PhilippinesUSGS
4.553 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
kidapawan city (178 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
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