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In the Philippine Sea 85 kilometer from Bislig, The Philippines, a significant MAG-5.1 aftershock occurred in the morning of Wednesday February 7th, 2024.

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Earthquake Summary

This earthquake hit under water in the Philippine Sea, 43 kilometers (26 mi) off the coast of The Philippines, 85 kilometer north-northeast of Bislig in Caraga. The center of this earthquake had a quite shallow depth of 66 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Feb 7, 2024 10:44AM (Manila Time)
- Feb 7, 2024 02:44 Universal Time.
Location: 85 km NNE of Bislig, Caraga, The Philippines.
Coordinates 8°52'24"N 126°42'57"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 5.1
Detected by 121 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.052 .
Depth: 66 km (41 mi)
A quite shallow depth.
Tsunami Risk: Low tsunami risk
Earthquakes under MAG-6.5 do not usually cause tsunami's.
Always stay cautious - More info here.

Nearby towns and cities

This earthquake may have been felt in The Philippines . Located 61 kilometer (38 mi) east-southeast of the epicenter of this earthquake, Tandag (Caraga, The Philippines) is the nearest significant population center.

Major cities near this earthquake: Davao is located 234 km to the south-southwest. Butuan is located 129 km to the west. Cagayan de Oro is located 231 km to the west.

The table below provides an overview of all places in proximity of today's earthquake.

Overview of nearby places

Distance Place
61 km (38 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Tandag

Caraga, The Philippines.
85 km (53 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Bislig

Caraga, The Philippines.
92 km (57 mi)
WSW from epicenter
San Francisco

Caraga, The Philippines.
93 km (58 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Bah-Bah

Caraga, The Philippines.
105 km (65 mi)
W from epicenter
Bayugan

Caraga, The Philippines.
112 km (70 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Talacogon

Caraga, The Philippines.
112 km (70 mi)
SW from epicenter
Bunawan

Caraga, The Philippines.
117 km (73 mi)
SW from epicenter
Trento

Caraga, The Philippines.
122 km (76 mi)
SW from epicenter
Veruela

Caraga, The Philippines.
129 km (80 mi)
W from epicenter
Butuan

Caraga, The Philippines.
133 km (83 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Cabadbaran

Caraga, The Philippines.
134 km (83 mi)
W from epicenter
Libertad

Caraga, The Philippines.
138 km (86 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Monkayo

Davao, The Philippines.
144 km (89 mi)
W from epicenter
Buenavista

Caraga, The Philippines.
150 km (93 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Compostela

Davao, The Philippines.
163 km (101 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Nabunturan

Davao, The Philippines.
168 km (104 mi)
NW from epicenter
Surigao

Caraga, The Philippines.
172 km (107 mi)
SSW from epicenter
San Mariano

Davao, The Philippines.
174 km (108 mi)
SW from epicenter
New Corella

Davao, The Philippines.
176 km (109 mi)
W from epicenter
Mariano

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
185 km (115 mi)
S from epicenter
Manay

Davao, The Philippines.
188 km (117 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Magugpo Poblacion

Davao, The Philippines.
192 km (119 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Malaybalay

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
196 km (122 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Cabayangan

Davao, The Philippines.
208 km (129 mi)
WSW from epicenter
NIA Valencia

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
208 km (129 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Panabo

Davao, The Philippines.
211 km (131 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Manolo Fortich

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
217 km (135 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Dologon

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
217 km (135 mi)
W from epicenter
Jasaan

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
219 km (136 mi)
W from epicenter
Tagoloan

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
219 km (136 mi)
W from epicenter
Bugo

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
219 km (136 mi)
SW from epicenter
Quezon

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
220 km (137 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Mati

Davao, The Philippines.
225 km (140 mi)
SW from epicenter
Maramag

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
229 km (142 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Samal

Davao, The Philippines.
230 km (143 mi)
SW from epicenter
Don Carlos

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
231 km (144 mi)
W from epicenter
Cagayan de Oro

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
233 km (145 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Lupon

Davao, The Philippines.
234 km (145 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Davao

Davao, The Philippines.
248 km (154 mi)
NW from epicenter
Maasin

Eastern Visayas, The Philippines.
261 km (162 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Wao

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
264 km (164 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Iligan City

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
272 km (169 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Jagna

Central Visayas, The Philippines.
274 km (170 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kidapawan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
280 km (174 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Digos

Davao, The Philippines.
281 km (175 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Iligan

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
284 km (176 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Marawi City

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
285 km (177 mi)
SW from epicenter
Bansalan

Davao, The Philippines.
286 km (178 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kabacan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
286 km (178 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Mantampay

Northern Mindanao, The Philippines.
299 km (186 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Malita

Davao, The Philippines.
Cities and Towns around the epicenter of this earthquake.

This is likely an aftershock

This earthquake is likely an aftershock of the MAG-5.1 earthquake that struck 12 hrs earlier. That main earthquake hit 48 km (30 mi) west of the epicenter of this MAG-5.1 aftershock.

Overview of foreshocks and aftershocks

Classification Magnitude When Where
Foreshock M 3.0 3 days earlier
Feb 3, 2024 10:39PM (Manila Time)
93 km (58 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 3 days earlier
Feb 4, 2024 06:37AM (Manila Time)
35 km (22 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.1 2 days earlier
Feb 4, 2024 11:58PM (Manila Time)
96 km (60 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.0 2 days earlier
Feb 5, 2024 12:14AM (Manila Time)
83 km (52 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.1 2 days earlier
Feb 5, 2024 02:35AM (Manila Time)
89 km (55 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.1 1 day earlier
Feb 5, 2024 02:39PM (Manila Time)
33 km (21 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.1 12 hrs earlier
Feb 6, 2024 11:05AM (Manila Time)
38 km (24 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.1 5 hrs earlier
Feb 6, 2024 05:16PM (Manila Time)
73 km (45 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Main Shock M 5.1 Feb 6, 2024 10:37PM
(Manila Time)
-
Aftershock
This Earthquake
M 5.1 12 hrs later
Feb 7, 2024 10:44AM (Manila Time)
48 km (30 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.1 12 hrs later
Feb 7, 2024 10:52AM (Manila Time)
99 km (62 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 12 hrs later
Feb 7, 2024 10:57AM (Manila Time)
56 km (34 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.7 13 hrs later
Feb 7, 2024 11:31AM (Manila Time)
92 km (57 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 15 hrs later
Feb 7, 2024 01:46PM (Manila Time)
38 km (24 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 17 hrs later
Feb 7, 2024 04:01PM (Manila Time)
60 km (37 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.1 1 day later
Feb 8, 2024 01:20AM (Manila Time)
86 km (53 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 1 day later
Feb 8, 2024 04:09AM (Manila Time)
76 km (47 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Feb 8, 2024 09:26AM (Manila Time)
72 km (45 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 02:28PM (Manila Time)
78 km (48 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 03:27PM (Manila Time)
98 km (61 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 04:47PM (Manila Time)
65 km (40 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.2 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 08:40PM (Manila Time)
97 km (60 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 09:06PM (Manila Time)
46 km (29 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 10:51PM (Manila Time)
73 km (45 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 2 days later
Feb 8, 2024 11:39PM (Manila Time)
90 km (56 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.0 2 days later
Feb 9, 2024 12:16AM (Manila Time)
23 km (14 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 3.2 3 days later
Feb 10, 2024 02:35AM (Manila Time)
62 km (39 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Detected MAG2.5+ earthquakes within within 100km (62 mi), that occurred in the three days before and after the main shock.

More earthquakes coming?

Earthquakes can create aftershocks. These are generally at least 1 magnitude lower than any main shock, and as time passes the chance and strength of aftershocks decreases.

In only six percent of cases, significant earthquakes are followed by a larger main shock, making the current earthquake a foreshock. While the chance of this happening is not so large, it is adviced to maintain cautiousness in the hours and days following a major earthquake.

Read: How to Stay Safe during an Earthquake (cdc.gov).

Earthquakes like this happen often in the region

Earthquakes of this strength are very common in the region. In total, 186 earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.1 or higher have been registered within 300km (186 mi) of this epicenter in the past 10 years. This comes down to an average of once every 20 days.

Low tsunami risk

DISCLAIMER: We strongly suggest to closely monitor advice from local authorities with regards to tsunami risks. Our analysis is based on automatically collected data from external sources, and these might contain mistakes. In addition, earthquakes can cause landslides that may lead to a tsunami, or be a followed by another, potentially stonger, earthquake.

Based on early data it appears this earthquake was not strong enough (lower than MAG-6.5) to be likely to cause destructive tsunami's. However this earthquake appeared to have hit at a shallow depth under sea, so stay cautious and monitor advice from local authorities.

Tsunami Risk Factors

Factor Under Sea? MAG-6.5 or stronger? Shallow depth?
Explanation Almost all tsunami's are caused by earthquakes with their epicenter under sea or very near the sea. However stay cautious in coastal areas as earthquakes on land may cause landslides into sea, potentially still causing a local tsunami. Under MAG 6.5: Very unlikely to cause a tsunami.
MAG 6.5 to 7.5: Destructive tsunami's do occur, but are uncommon. Likely to observe small sea level changes.
MAG 7.6+: Earthquakes with these magnitudes might produce destructive tsunami's.
Most destructive tsunami's are caused by shallow earthquakes with a depth between 0 and 100km under the surface of the earth. Deeper tsunami's are unlikely to displace to ocean floor.
This Earthquake This earthquake appears to have struck under the sea. Not this earthquake.
This earthquake had a magnitude of 5.1. Earthquakes of this strength are unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 66 km (41 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

Sources

Last updated 03/03/24 05:38 (). This article is automatically generated based on available data. We keep checking multiple sources for additional information. This article gets updated as new details on this earthquake become available.

  1. US Geographic Society (USGS): Earthquake us7000lxgc
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240207_0000026
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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