ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Budta):

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General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-10 16:17
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 19.0 km
Maximum intensity: 4.3 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Tugaya PH 4.2 3000 16.5 clearly felt
Munai PH 4.1 2000 1.7 clearly felt
Madalum PH 4.1 no data available 16.0 clearly felt
Dimayon PH 4.1 3000 12.2 clearly felt
Madamba PH 4.1 no data available 17.3 clearly felt
Marawi City PH 4.0 144000 23.6 clearly felt
Ozamiz City PH 3.8 93000 30.8 weakly felt
Mantampay PH 3.7 265000 25.4 weakly felt
Iligan PH 3.4 343000 32.6 weakly felt
Iligan City PH 3.0 312000 46.4 weakly felt

Current earthquake activity near Budta:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 2183 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.2 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 36.4 earthquakes larger than M4.2 per year around Budta. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 0.3 months (9 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Budta and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1976-8-16 7.9 33
2010-7-23 7.6 578
2002-3-5 7.5 31
2010-7-23 7.5 641
1984-3-5 7.3 649
2010-7-23 7.3 607
2013-10-15 7.1 19
1978-12-12 6.9 33
1978-6-14 6.9 24
2003-5-26 6.9 566

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.