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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Soccsksargen, 33 km west of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Soccsksargen, 33 km west of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Soccsksargen, 33 km west of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 May 21:15 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 10 minutes.
17 May 13:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 10.0 km (from 8.7 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6 km (3.7 mi) towards SSW.
Update Sun, 16 May 2021, 21:21
Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 31 km west of Digos, Philippines
4.6 quake 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 5:04 am local time near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 14 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 4.6 as well.
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, and Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 15 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) located 25 km from the epicenter, Digos (pop. 116,100) 31 km away, Buluan (pop. 28,000) 31 km away, Tacurong (pop. 54,600) 46 km away, Kabacan (pop. 31,800) 46 km away, and Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 67 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Budta (pop. 1,273,700) located 85 km from the epicenter.
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 16, 2021 21:04:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.73°N / 125.06°E (Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, Philippines)
Antipode6.73°S / 54.94°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoApo (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) ENE of Columbio (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Magsaysay (Davao) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Bansalan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 21,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) S of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) W of Digos (Davao) (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (21 mi) NE of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (26 mi) E of Tacurong City (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NE of Banga (pop: 58,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 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 21.7°C (71 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.614 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Davao City (66.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short (reported through our app)
Kidapawan (32.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Toril, Davao City (58.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)
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