Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 85 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines, on 6 Jun 11:40 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 85 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines, on 6 Jun 11:40 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 12 km depth

6 Jun 03:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Update Sun, 6 Jun 2021, 04:00
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 85 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines
4.8 quake 6 Jun 11:40 am (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 6 Jun 11:40 am (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Caraga, Philippines, was reported only 20 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 12 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Sunday 6 June 2021 at 11:40 am 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8 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 Santa Monica (pop. 2,300) located 21 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Benito (pop. 2,300) located 29 km from the epicenter, Pilar (pop. 2,400) 33 km away, Libas (pop. 3,400) 37 km away, Del Carmen (pop. 4,300) 39 km away, Dapa (pop. 8,800) 46 km away, Socorro (pop. 9,700) 63 km away, and Surigao City (pop. 87,800) 85 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jun 6, 2021 03:40:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 6 Jun 11:40 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.15°N / 126.18°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.15°S / 53.82°W
Nearest volcano: Paco (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NE of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Pilar (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NE of Del Carmen (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) NNE of Dapa (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Loreto (Dinagat Islands) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Placer (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> See nearby quakes!
751 km (467 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from WSW
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

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.
4.47 kmPhilippines: 029 Km N 51° E of Burgos (Surigao Del Norte)PHIVOLCS
4.570 km18 Km NW of Santa Monica, PhilippinesUSGS

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