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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 100 km south of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 100 km south of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 100 km south of Alabel, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 243 km depth

27 Apr 00:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Update Wed, 27 Apr 2022, 00:21
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 100 km southeast of Alabel, Philippines
4.7 quake 27 Apr 8:04 am (GMT +8)
4.7 quake 27 Apr 8:04 am (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Alabel, Province of Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, was reported only 16 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 an intermediate to considerable depth of 243 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, at 8:04 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sarangani (pop. 7,500) located 20 km from the epicenter, Bukid (pop. 2,200) 40 km away, Butulan (pop. 2,400) 43 km away, and Nuing (pop. 2,600) 45 km away. In Glan (pop. 24,300, 75 km away), Caburan (pop. 12,600, 76 km away), Malapatan (pop. 19,400, 86 km away), Alabel (pop. 43,300, 100 km away), and General Santos City (pop. 679,600, 105 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 27, 2022 00:04:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Apr 27, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +8)
Depth243.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.24°N / 125.54°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode5.24°S / 54.46°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoParker (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) SSE of Sarangani (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SSE of Bukid (pop: 2,230) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (36 mi) SSE of Pangyan (Sarangani) (pop: 5,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SSE of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) S of Caburan (Davao del Sur) (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Lun Pequeño (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) SSE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) SSE of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) SSE of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
BACOLOR, PAMPANGA PHILIPPINES / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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