An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 84 km southeast of Mati, Philippines, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, in the evening on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 9:16 pm 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.
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 Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 36 km from the epicenter, Surup (pop. 2,100) 40 km away, Nangan (pop. 3,400) 46 km away, Ascension (pop. 2,800) 48 km away, Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 59 km away, Mati (pop. 105,900) 84 km away, and Lupon (pop. 27,200) 89 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Malita (pop. 41,100) located 98 km from the epicenter.
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