Terremoto moderado mag. 4.6 - Province of Cotabato, Soccsksargen, 33 km W of Digos, Philippines, domingo, 16 may. 2021 -
Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.6 at 10 km depth
16 May 21:15 UTC: Primero en informar: BMKG después de 10 minutos.
17 May 13:25: Profundidad recalculada de 14.0 a 10.0 km (de 8.7 a 6.2 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 6 km (3.7 mi) al SSW.
Update Sun, 16 May 2021, 21:21Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 31 km west of Digos, Philippines
4.6 quake 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 5:04 am local time near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 14 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 4.6 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Magsaysay (pop. 16,600) located 12 km from the epicenter, and Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 15 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) located 25 km from the epicenter, Digos (pop. 116,100) 31 km away, Buluan (pop. 28,000) 31 km away, Tacurong (pop. 54,600) 46 km away, Kabacan (pop. 31,800) 46 km away, and Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 67 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Budta (pop. 1,273,700) located 85 km from the epicenter.
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Fecha & hora: 16 May 2021 21:04:50 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro:
17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 6.73°N / 125.06°E
(Province of Cotabato
Volcán mas cercano: Apo
(31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:14 km al ENE de Columbio
(pop: 5,520) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!14 km al OSO de Magsaysay (Davao)
(pop: 16,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!18 km al OSO de Bansalan (Davao del Sur)
(pop: 21,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!31 km al S de Kidapawan
(pop: 79,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!33 km al O de Digos (Davao)
(pop: 116,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!35 km al NE de Koronadal City
(pop: 125,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!43 km al E de Tacurong City
(pop: 54,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!46 km al NE de Bañga
(pop: 58,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!86 km al SE de Budta (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)
(pop: 1,273,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!983 km al SSE de Manila (National Capital Region)
(pop: 1,600,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 21.7°C
(71 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: BMKG
(Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Energía liberada estimada: 5 x 1011
joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) Más info
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.
|4.6||10 km||Mindanao, Philippines||BMKG|
|4.6||14 km||MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES||EMSC|
User reports for this quake (3)
Kidapawan (32.1 km N of epicenter) [Map]
/ Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Toril, Davao City (58.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map]
/ Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging (reported through our app)
66.7 km NE of epicenter [Map]
/ Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short (reported through our app)
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