Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 79 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on 10 May 12:18 pm (GMT +8) -

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 5.1 quake Philippines Sea, 99 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, 11 May 1:25 am (GMT +8), which followed after 13 hours.
Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 79 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on 10 May 12:18 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 130 km depth

10 May 04:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
10 May 04:46: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.0 to 130.0 km (from 86 to 81 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 33 km (20 mi) towards NNE.
Update Mon, 10 May 2021, 04:48
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 79 km southeast of Malita, Philippines around noon
4.8 quake 10 May 12:18 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 10 May 12:18 pm (GMT +8)
An intermediate magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported around noon near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Monday 10 May 2021 at 12:18 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 130 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 39 km from the epicenter, Surup (pop. 2,100) 43 km away, Caburan (pop. 12,600) 63 km away, Talagutong (pop. 8,000) 65 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 70 km away, Governor Generoso (pop. 8,000) 73 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 79 km away, and Batobato (pop. 9,700) 92 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 May 2021 04:18:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 10 May 12:18 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 130.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.01°N / 126.2°E (Philippines Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Matutum (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) S of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) S of Nangan (pop: 3,360) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) ESE of Lapuan (pop: 3,830) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) ESE of Talagutong (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,980) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) S of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of San Isidro (Davao Oriental) (pop: 9,710) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) SE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) SSE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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

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4.7137 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG

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