An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred only 16 minutes ago 99 km south of Mati, Philippines, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, early morning on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 1:25 am 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 Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.4.
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 Pondaguitan (pop. 2,100) located 32 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Caburan (pop. 12,600) located 61 km from the epicenter, Malita (pop. 41,100) 73 km away, Lupon (pop. 27,200) 94 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 16,800) 94 km away, Alabel (pop. 43,300) 97 km away, Malapatan (pop. 19,400) 98 km away, Mati (pop. 105,900) 99 km away, General Santos City (pop. 679,600) 111 km away, and Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 127 km away.
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