Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 79 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8:10 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 79 km southeast of Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8:10 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 112 km depth

30 Oct 12:37 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 27 minutes.
30 Oct 12:56: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 112.0 km (from 49 to 70 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 33 km (21 mi) towards N.
Update Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 12:24
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines
4.9 quake 30 Oct 8:10 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 30 Oct 8:10 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Malita, Davao Occidental, Davao, Philippines, was reported only 14 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at 8:10 pm 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mangili (pop. 3,000) located 56 km from the epicenter, Culaman (pop. 3,500) 58 km away, Caburan (pop. 12,600) 59 km away, Lapuan (pop. 3,800) 61 km away, Talagutong (pop. 8,000) 72 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 87 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 88 km away, and Malapatan (pop. 19,400) 98 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 30, 2021 12:10:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 8:10 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.03°N / 126.21°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 6.03°S / 53.79°W
Nearest volcano: Matutum (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) S of Pondaguitan (pop: 2,140) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Nangan (pop: 3,360) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Lapuan (pop: 3,830) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ENE 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!
68 km (42 mi) S of Tibanbang (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Malita (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSE of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SSE of Central (pop: 1,212,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.2°C (85 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NE
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) | 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
4.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.4112 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
3.779 kmPhilippines: 076 Km S 46° E of Don Marcelino (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS
4.4112 km36 Km S of Pondaguitan, PhilippinesUSGS
4.895 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ

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