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In the night of Thursday June 13th, 2024, a significant Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit in the Philippine Sea 368 kilometer from Manado, Indonesia. Roughly 1.7 million people may have felt this earthquake. Another country near the epicenter is The Philippines.

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Earthquake Summary

This earthquake hit under water in the Philippine Sea, 26 kilometers (16 mi) off the coast of Indonesia, 368 kilometer north-northeast of Manado in North Sulawesi. The center of this earthquake had a quite shallow depth of 38 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Jun 13, 2024 01:01AM (Manila Time)
- Jun 12, 2024 17:01 Universal Time.
Location: 239 km SE of General Santos, Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
Coordinates 4°22'50"N 126°27'18"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 5.8
Detected by 35 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.052 .
Depth: 38 km (24 mi)
A quite shallow depth.
Max. Intensity:
V
Moderate

On the Modified Mercalli Scale.
Tsunami Risk: Low tsunami risk
Earthquakes under MAG-6.5 do not usually cause tsunami's.
Always stay cautious - More info here.

Minimal impact predicted

Based on scientific estimates by the US Geographic Survey (USGS), the risk of high fatalities for this earthquake is classified at level GREEN (low). They expect an 65% likelyhood of between 0 and 1 fatalities, and a 96% chance that the number of fatalities falls no higher than 10.

The USGS classifies the economic impact of this earthquake at level GREEN (low). They expect an 65% likelyhood of between 0 and 1 million US Dollars in economic damage and impact, and a 96% chance that the economic impact of this earthquake falls no higher than 10 million USD.

Roughly 1.7 million people exposed to shaking

An estimated 1.7 million have been exposed to shaking (An MMI or Modified Mercalli Intensity level II or higher) as a result of this earthquake according scientific estimates published by the USGS.

The highest earthquake impact level for this earthquake is IV, which corresponds with light shaking and likely no damage. Roughly 234,600 people are expected to be exposed to this level. The majority of people (roughly 1.4 million) live in an area exposed to level III, where weak shaking and probably no damage is expected.

People in 2 countries have been exposed to shaking. Roughly 350 thousand people were exposed to shaking in Indonesia , with level IV (light shaking, likely no damage) as the highest recorded. In The Philippines , around 1.3 million people.

People MMI Level Shaking Damage
0
I
Not noticable None
0
II
Very weak None
1,435,000
III
Weak Probably none
234,600
IV
Light Likely none
0
V
Moderate Very light
0
VI
Strong Light
0
VII
Very Strong Moderate
0
VIII
Severe Moderate to heavy
0
IX
Violent Heavy
0
X
Extreme Very heavy

Nearby towns and cities

The Philippines and Indonesia are both located within 300km distance of the epicenter of the earthquake.

Located 212 kilometer (132 mi) south-east of the epicenter of this earthquake, Glan (Soccsksargen, The Philippines) is the nearest significant population center. Glan experienced an earthquake intensity (MMI Scale) of roughly III. That level implies weak shaking and probably no damage.

Multiple large cities are in proximity of today's earthquake. Davao is located 314 km to the north-northwest (intensity unknown, possibly low). Budta is located 385 km to the northwest (intensity unknown, possibly low). Malingao is located 379 km to the northwest (intensity unknown, possibly low).

The table below provides an overview of all places in proximity of today's earthquake. Where available, the estimated intensity on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale in each place is included. Places where this information is omitted likely experienced little impact.

Overview of nearby places

Distance Place Intensity (MMI)
212 km (132 mi)
NW from epicenter
Glan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
III
Weak
219 km (136 mi)
NW from epicenter
Malapatan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
III
Weak
231 km (144 mi)
NW from epicenter
Alabel

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
III
Weak
239 km (149 mi)
NW from epicenter
General Santos

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
III
Weak
245 km (152 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Malita

Davao, The Philippines.
248 km (154 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Maluñgun

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
256 km (159 mi)
NW from epicenter
Polomolok

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
265 km (165 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Santa Maria

Davao, The Philippines.
274 km (170 mi)
NW from epicenter
Tupi

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
282 km (175 mi)
NW from epicenter
Lake Sebu

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
284 km (176 mi)
N from epicenter
Lupon

Davao, The Philippines.
287 km (178 mi)
N from epicenter
Mati

Davao, The Philippines.
290 km (180 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Digos

Davao, The Philippines.
292 km (181 mi)
NW from epicenter
Surallah

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
293 km (182 mi)
NW from epicenter
Bañga

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
296 km (184 mi)
NW from epicenter
Koronadal

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
300 km (186 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Magsaysay

Davao, The Philippines.
301 km (187 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Bansalan

Davao, The Philippines.
311 km (193 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Samal

Davao, The Philippines.
314 km (195 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Davao

Davao, The Philippines.
315 km (196 mi)
N from epicenter
Manay

Davao, The Philippines.
318 km (198 mi)
NW from epicenter
Buluan

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
323 km (201 mi)
NW from epicenter
Isulan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
324 km (201 mi)
NW from epicenter
Tacurong

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
329 km (204 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Kidapawan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
332 km (206 mi)
NW from epicenter
Laguilayan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
336 km (209 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Panabo

Davao, The Philippines.
346 km (215 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Cabayangan

Davao, The Philippines.
349 km (217 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Magugpo Poblacion

Davao, The Philippines.
350 km (217 mi)
N from epicenter
San Mariano

Davao, The Philippines.
352 km (219 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Kabacan

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
355 km (221 mi)
NW from epicenter
Maganoy

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
363 km (226 mi)
NNW from epicenter
New Corella

Davao, The Philippines.
363 km (226 mi)
N from epicenter
Nabunturan

Davao, The Philippines.
368 km (229 mi)
N from epicenter
Compostela

Davao, The Philippines.
368 km (229 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Manado

North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
378 km (235 mi)
NW from epicenter
Midsayap

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
379 km (235 mi)
NW from epicenter
Malingao

Soccsksargen, The Philippines.
382 km (237 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Tondano

North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
383 km (238 mi)
NW from epicenter
Pagaluñgan

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
384 km (239 mi)
N from epicenter
Monkayo

Davao, The Philippines.
385 km (239 mi)
NW from epicenter
Budta

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
387 km (240 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Tomohon

North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
400 km (249 mi)
NW from epicenter
Cotabato

Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao, The Philippines.
Cities and Towns around the epicenter of this earthquake.

Earthquake Intensity Map

The intensity in shaking and damage by this earthquake is illustrated through the map below. The highest intensity measured for this earthquake is V.

I Not felt
II Weak
III Weak
IV Light
V Moderate
VI Strong
VII Very Strong
VIII Severe
IX Violent
X Extreme
Earthquake Intensity Map based on Shakemap Data provided by USGS.

Shaking reported by 3 people

People that feel an earthquake may report their experience to the US Geographic Survey. Currently, 3 people have reported shaking in 3 places, all within Philippines.We keep updating this article as more ground reports become available. You may report that you felt this earthquake here.

Places with most reports:

  • Buayan, Southern Mindanao, Philippines: 1 person.
  • Davao, Southern Mindanao, Philippines: 1 person.
  • Katangawan, Southern Mindanao, Philippines: 1 person.

Aftershocks detected

After this earthquake struck, 1 smaller aftershock occurred. A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit 1 hr later 95 km (59 mi) west-northwest of this earthquake.

Before this earthquake struck, 6 smaller foreshocks occurred. Roughly 2 days before this earthquake, a foreshock measuring MAG-4.4 was detected nearby this earthquake.

Overview of foreshocks and aftershocks

Classification Magnitude When Where
Foreshock M 4.4 3 days earlier
Jun 10, 2024 09:44AM (Manila Time)
46 km (29 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 2 days earlier
Jun 10, 2024 11:18PM (Manila Time)
87 km (54 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.0 2 days earlier
Jun 11, 2024 12:31AM (Manila Time)
90 km (56 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.3 1 day earlier
Jun 11, 2024 06:12PM (Manila Time)
54 km (34 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 23 hrs earlier
Jun 12, 2024 02:04AM (Manila Time)
61 km (38 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 3.6 21 hrs earlier
Jun 12, 2024 03:46AM (Manila Time)
70 km (44 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Main Shock
This Earthquake
M 5.8 Jun 13, 2024 01:01AM
(Manila Time)
-
Aftershock M 3.6 1 hr later
Jun 13, 2024 02:02AM (Manila Time)
95 km (59 mi)
WNW 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?

The risk of aftershocks decreases rapidly over time. Usually, aftershocks are at least one order of magnitude lower than a main shock.

It's always adviced to be cautious of the risk of a larger shock following any significant earthquake, however this risk is fairly small. There is a roughly 94 percent change that no larger main shock will follow in the days following this 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. This is the strongest earthquake to hit since April 9th, 2024, when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit 199 km (124 mi) further south-southeast. An even stronger magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on August 11th, 2021.

In total, 46 earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.8 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 3 months.

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 5.8. Earthquakes of this strength are unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 38 km (24 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

Sources

Last updated 18/07/24 03:38 (). This article contains currently available information about the earthquake and is automatically composed. We continue to update this article up to a few days after the earthquake occurred.

  1. US Geographic Society (USGS): Earthquake us7000mrz8
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240612_0000164
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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