M6.3 earthquake hits Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines


A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines at 15:23 UTC (23:23 LT) on September 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 119.1 km (74 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 143 km (88 miles); EMSC as M6.3 at a depth of 122 km (75 miles).

The epicenter was located 18.7 km (11.6 miles) ENE of Talagutong (population 7 983), 27.4 km (17.0 miles) ESE of Malita (population 41 114), 47.5 km (29.4 miles) NNE of Caburan (population 12 618), 48.7 km (30.2 miles) SE of Santa Maria (population 16 758), and 88.6 km (54.9 miles) SSE of Davao (population 1 212 504).

There are about 4 230 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

PHIVOLCS said it doesn't expect damage from this earthquake but aftershocks are likely.

Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

Selected cities exposed

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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