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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 71 km east of General Santos City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 3:37 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 71 km east of General Santos City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 3:37 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 71 km east of General Santos City, Philippines, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 3:37 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 126 km depth

17 Mar 19:43 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
17 Mar 19:48: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
17 Mar 19:52: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 75.0 to 112.0 km (from 47 to 70 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.5 mi) towards NNW.
17 Mar 20:03: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2023 19:37:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 3:37 am (GMT +8)
Depth125.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.9818°N / 125.8004°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode5.982°S / 54.2°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMatutum (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) E of Mangili (pop: 3,020) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SSE of Malita (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) E of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Alabel (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) E of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) ESE of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) SSE of Digos (pop: 116,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
241 km (150 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 (81 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from N
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

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.
4.7126 km13 Km E of Mangili, PhilippinesUSGS
4.7112 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
4.8112 kmPhilippines: 029 Km S 68° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental)PHIVOLCS
4.7126 kmMindanao, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
4.710 kmMindanao, PhilippinesIRIS

User reports for this quake (4)

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general santos city (84.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : It feels like swinging  
Upper Klinan, South Cotabato, Soccsksargen (82.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I woke up felt shaking and the vibration  
General Santos (76.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : mild shaking of the ground  
Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Very weak shaking (in bed during that time)  

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