Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 65 km north of Surigao City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 10:22 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 65 km north of Surigao City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 10:22 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 228 km depth

17 Aug 02:37 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
Update Tue, 17 Aug 2021, 02:42
Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 65 km north of Surigao City, Philippines
4.4 quake 17 Aug 10:22 am (GMT +8)
4.4 quake 17 Aug 10:22 am (GMT +8)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in the Philippines near Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Caraga, only 19 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Tuesday 17 August 2021 at 10:22 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 228 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Loreto (pop. 5,400, 15 km away), Loreto (pop. 5,400, 15 km away), Loreto (pop. 5,400, 15 km away), Hinundayan (pop. 2,700, 21 km away), Abuyog (pop. 15,600, 63 km away), Surigao City (pop. 87,800, 65 km away), Maasin (pop. 18,300, 70 km away), Baybay City (pop. 17,700, 78 km away), and Tacloban City (pop. 242,100, 108 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Aug 17, 2021 02:22:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 10:22 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 228.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.37°N / 125.44°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 10.37°S / 54.56°W
Nearest volcano: Cabalian (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) W of Loreto (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) E of Hinundayan (pop: 2,690) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Poblacion (pop: 3,550) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SE of Abuyog (Leyte) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) N of Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ENE of Maasin (Southern Leyte) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Baybay City (Leyte) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSE of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
675 km (420 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Leyte Island (pop: 2,388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) ENE of Bohol Island (pop: 1,211,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Heavy Intensity Rain 28.8°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.4228 kmLEYTE, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.4164 km9 Km WNW of Loreto, PhilippinesUSGS

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