Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 80 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 3:14 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 80 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 3:14 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 142 km depth

14 Oct 07:25 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
14 Oct 18:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.0 to 142.0 km (from 90 to 88 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards SE.
Update Thu, 14 Oct 2021, 07:30
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 77 km southeast of Malita, Philippines
4.9 quake 14 Oct 3:14 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 14 Oct 3:14 pm (GMT +8)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at 3:14 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 145 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 43 km from the epicenter, Surup (pop. 2,100) 46 km away, Caburan (pop. 12,600) 57 km away, Talagutong (pop. 8,000) 62 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 77 km away, Malapatan (pop. 19,400) 95 km away, Alabel (pop. 43,300) 96 km away, and Santa Maria (pop. 16,800) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 14, 2021 07:14:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 3:14 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 142.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.96°N / 126.17°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 5.96°S / 53.83°W
Nearest volcano: Matutum (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) S of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Lapuan (pop: 3,830) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) S of Nangan (pop: 3,360) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) E of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) ESE of Talagutong (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,980) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) E of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) E of Alabel (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSE of Davao City (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.3°C (85 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from S
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.5142 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.5145 km35 Km ESE of Lamitan, PhilippinesUSGS
4.5150 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

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pili camarines sur / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s
CALABANGA CAMERESOR / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : 4.9 its very scary  
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