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Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 03:15

03:15 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

4.7 quake 25 Feb 10:55 am (GMT +8)

A very shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported in the morning near Santa Cruz, Zambales, Central Luzon, Philippines.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the quake hit on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 10:55 am local time at a very shallow depth of 4 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 4.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ilioilio (pop. 2,100) located 72 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santa Cruz (pop. 26,400) located 93 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 25 Feb 2021 10:55 am (GMT +8) local time (25 Feb 2021 02:55 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.1°N / 119.11°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Primary data source: PHIVOLCS

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Aquilino Managbanag EXPERIENCE: Four years at The Asian Pacific Post, a weekly Canadian newspaper founded in 1993 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The newspaper specialized in reporting Asian issues, and has a readership of 160,000. It has a sister publication in The South Asian Post. EDUCATION: University of Santo Tomas – Manila -- The private Roman Catholic research university is Asia’s oldest existing university. The university takes pride in keeping the Catholic faith and beliefs prominent while holding true to its centuries-old tradition of academic excellence.