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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:25 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:25 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, Indonesia, on Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:25 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 38 km depth

15 Mar 21:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
15 Mar 21:33: Epicenter location corrected by 4.6 km (2.8 mi) towards ENE.
15 Mar 21:42: Now using data updates from USGS
16 Mar 05:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.5 to 37.7 km (from 44 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 15, 2023 21:25:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:25 am (GMT +8)
Depth37.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.7176°N / 126.9296°E (Philippine Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode4.718°S / 53.07°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoAwu (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities249 km (155 mi) SE of General Santos City (Philippines) (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
261 km (162 mi) SSE of Mati (Philippines) (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
266 km (165 mi) SE of Polomolok (Philippines) (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
285 km (177 mi) SE of Digos (Philippines) (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
300 km (186 mi) SSE of Central (Philippines) (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
353 km (220 mi) NNW of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
411 km (255 mi) NNE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
428 km (266 mi) NNE of Manado (pop: 451,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
423 km (263 mi) SSE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NE
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.
5.438 kmIndonesia: 179 Km ESE of Sarangani, PhilippinesUSGS
5.710 kmIndonesia: Near DavaoRENASS
5.438 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaRaspberryShake
5.572 kmTalaud Islands, Indonesia [Sea: Indonesia]INGV
5.353 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGFZ
5.310 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaIRIS
5.322 kmIndonesia: 239 Km S 60° E of Sarangani Island (Municipality Of Sarangani) (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS
5.561 kmTalaud Islands, IndonesiaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Home / not felt


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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