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Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 23 km northeast of Koronadal, Philippines, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 4:23 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 23 km northeast of Koronadal, Philippines, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 4:23 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 23 km northeast of Koronadal, Philippines, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 4:23 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Aug 08:28 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
15 Aug 08:30: Now using data updates from GFZ
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15 Aug 18:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Update Mon, 15 Aug 2022, 08:36

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.4 just reported 4 km northwest of Digos, Philippines

5.4 quake 15 Aug 4:23 pm (GMT +8)
5.4 quake 15 Aug 4:23 pm (GMT +8)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Monday, August 15th, 2022, at 4:23 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.6 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.3, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.6.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Matti (pop. 4,800) located 2 km from the epicenter, Digos (pop. 116,100) 4 km away, Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 12 km away, and Magsaysay (pop. 16,600) 15 km away.
In Santa Maria (pop. 16,800) located 28 km from the epicenter, Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) 38 km away, and Maluñgun (pop. 52,200) 54 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in General Santos City (pop. 679,600) located 74 km from the epicenter, and Budta (pop. 1,273,700) 109 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2022 08:23:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Aug 15, 2022 at 4:23 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.6259°N / 125.0149°E (Philippines)
Antipode6.626°S / 54.985°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt48 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMatutum (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) SE of Columbio (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NE of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NE of Banga (pop: 58,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) E of Tacurong City (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) S of Kidapawan (pop: 79,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) SE of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
991 km (616 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24.7°C (77 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | 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
5.410 km4 Km E of Telafas, PhilippinesUSGS
5.230 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.410 kmMindanao, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
5.520 kmPhilippines: 005 Km S 18° W of Magsaysay (Davao Del Sur)PHIVOLCS
5.610 kmPhilippines: Near DavaoRENASS
5.535 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.430 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu
5.534 kmPhilippines [Land]INGV

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 79 km / 49 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (49)

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Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 20-30 s : I felt a bit dizzy because the quake was going in different directions and shaking was fast but it lasted for a short while. | 6 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Panabo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : A moderate movement, felt like I was pushed to the side. The trees leaned over significantly. Very weak after the first push to the side. | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Digos City, Davao Del Sur (40.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was on my Phone about 4:20 PM PST when i felt vibrating the tv moving and almost falling down | 3 users found this interesting.  
Digos city, Purok Nangka (37.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : Very strong shakes in all directions, people panicking | 3 users found this interesting.  
Polomolok (42.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Felt outdoors while sitting | 2 users found this interesting.  
Katidtuan, Kabacan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Light shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Headache | 2 users found this interesting.  
Davao City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Shaking body while sitting on toilet | 2 users found this interesting.  
Davao City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Walking on the living room, suddenly sounds like a train approaching and one moderate shake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Toril Davao Del Sur Philippines (67.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : On computer at home | One user found this interesting.  
Malalag Davao Del Sur 8010 Philippines (42.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : I feel it like Intensity 6-7 when it occurred. | One user found this interesting.  
Digos city (39.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Watching tv in house | One user found this interesting.  
Kidapawan city Philippines (43.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Shaking and vibrating | One user found this interesting.  
Davao City (87.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Inside the office | One user found this interesting.  
Davao city (78.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s : Feels like when you're drunk. The van was shaking quite a bit. Took quite a while as well | One user found this interesting.  
Roxas, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen (67.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My house is shaking | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Abreeza / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Weird | One user found this interesting.  
Piapi Boulevard, Davao City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : SCARED TO WE GO OUTSIDE | One user found this interesting.  
DAVAO CITY / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : Very strong magnitude which I felt headache now. | One user found this interesting.  
Koronadal / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : We all went out of the building because of panic. | One user found this interesting.  
Matalam North Cotabato (63 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : At the first place, it was a light shaking until it becomes stronger.  
Mahayag, Davao del Sur, Davao (87 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Report from davao city del Sur (79.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao (39.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cotabato City (107.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Sinawilan, Davao del Sur, Davao (30.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
DAVAO CITY (79.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
catalunan grande / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : left right movement  
Digos city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
General Santos City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Koronadal City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 15-20 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 1, 2022 16:01
2 days ago
2.1

14 km
24 km S of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 26, 2022 19:14
7 days ago
2.3

22 km
10.1 km SW of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 26, 2022 15:05
7 days ago
2.5

19 km
21 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Sep 25, 2022 17:43
8 days ago
2.5

23 km
18 km SW of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Sep 14, 2022 15:26
3 weeks ago
3.6

17 km
24 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 11, 2022 13:09
3 weeks ago - felt
3.3

7 km
16 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 7, 2022 05:05
4 weeks ago
2.3

1 km
21 km E of Buluan, Province of Maguindanao, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
Sep 6, 2022 20:38
4 weeks ago
2.0

8 km
11 km SW of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 3, 2022 15:23
4 weeks ago
2.3

1 km
21 km SW of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 3, 2022 07:10
4 weeks ago
2.3

56 km
23 km S of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Sep 2, 2022 16:48
4 weeks ago
2.0

33 km
9.4 km W of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 28, 2022 11:03
5 weeks ago
2.3

4 km
13 km SW of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 27, 2022 18:03
5 weeks ago
2.4

20 km
11 km SW of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 26, 2022 08:02
6 weeks ago
3.0

22 km
23 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 23, 2022 10:07
6 weeks ago
2.7

13 km
13 km W of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 23, 2022 07:48
6 weeks ago
2.1

21 km
25 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 20, 2022 15:56
6 weeks ago
2.0

2 km
3.9 km SW of Magsaysay, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 19, 2022 06:32
7 weeks ago
3.3

24 km
23 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 18, 2022 16:07
7 weeks ago
2.2

9 km
25 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 18, 2022 14:46
7 weeks ago
3.8

4 km
38 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Aug 18, 2022 10:41
7 weeks ago
3.0

23 km
22 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 18, 2022 03:37
7 weeks ago
2.6

20 km
15 km E of Buluan, Province of Maguindanao, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
Aug 17, 2022 14:41
7 weeks ago
2.5

11 km
13 km E of Buluan, Province of Maguindanao, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
Aug 16, 2022 18:50
7 weeks ago
2.1

20 km
17 km E of Buluan, Province of Maguindanao, Mindanao Musulman, PhilippinesMore
Aug 16, 2022 14:25
7 weeks ago
2.8

20 km
22 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 16, 2022 11:56
7 weeks ago
3.7

26 km
21 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 16, 2022 10:33
7 weeks ago
3.1

15 km
36 km NE of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Aug 16, 2022 03:21
7 weeks ago
3.5

21 km
32 km N of Koronadal, Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen, PhilippinesMore
Aug 15, 2022 17:51
7 weeks ago
2.7

24 km
22 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore
Aug 15, 2022 11:47
7 weeks ago - felt
4.1

20 km
24 km W of Digos, Province of Davao del Sur, PhilippinesMore

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