Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - Mindanao (more), 62 km NW of Butuan, Philippines, Friday, 23 Apr. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - Mindanao (more), 62 km NW of Butuan, Philippines, Friday, 23 Apr. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.9 at 10 km depth

23 Apr 10:55 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 16 minutos.
Update Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 11:00
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 62 km northwest of Butuan, Philippines
4.9 quake 23 Apr 6:39 pm (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 23 Apr 6:39 pm (GMT +8)
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported early evening near Butuan, Agusan del Norte, Caraga, Philippines.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Friday 23 April 2021 at 6:39 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3. A third agency, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 Kibonsod (pop. 2,800) located 36 km from the epicenter, Buenavista (pop. 18,700) 50 km away, Cabadbaran (pop. 31,100) 51 km away, Mariano (pop. 70,500) 54 km away, Libertad (pop. 250,400) 59 km away, Butuan (pop. 309,700) 62 km away, Surigao City (pop. 87,800) 66 km away, Bugo (pop. 45,800) 99 km away, and Cagayan de Oro (pop. 445,100) 107 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 23 Apr 2021 10:39:37 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 23 Apr 6:39 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 9.32°N / 125.12°E (Bohol Sea, Filipinas)
Volcán mas cercano: Hibok-Hibok (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km al NNO de Kibonsod (pop: 2,760) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
50 km al NO de Buenavista (pop: 18,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
51 km al ONO de Cabadbaran (pop: 31,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
54 km al N de Mariano (pop: 70,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
59 km al NO de Libertad (pop: 250,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
62 km al NO de Butuan (pop: 309,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
66 km al SO de Surigao City (pop: 87,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
99 km al NNE de Bugo (pop: 45,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
107 km al NNE de Cagayán de Oro (pop: 445,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
740 km al SE de Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
119 km al ESE de Bohol Island (pop: 1,211,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
147 km al N de Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from WSW
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
RevistaProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesBMKG
4.310 km023 Km S 50° E of Talacogon (Agusan Del Sur), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.510 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.510 km11 Km SSW of Lapinigan, PhilippinesUSGS
4.410 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
108.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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