ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Budta):

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General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-28 04:58
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 200.0 km
Maximum intensity: 2.0 (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
Glan PH 2.0 24000 57.5 barely felt
Sarangani PH 2.0 8000 17.4 barely felt
Tinagacan PH 2.0 5000 97.9 barely felt
Ilaya PH 2.0 3000 56.0 barely felt
Katangawan PH 2.0 8000 95.0 barely felt
Kablalan PH 2.0 3000 52.9 barely felt
Alabel PH 1.9 43000 86.6 not felt
Maluñgun PH 1.9 52000 106.2 not felt
Polomolok PH 1.9 64000 104.0 not felt
Bañga PH 1.8 59000 136.5 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Budta:

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


Since 1960, 2326 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.8 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 38.78 earthquakes larger than M4.8 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)
1972-12-2 8.0 60
1976-8-16 7.9 33
1972-6-11 7.7 331
2010-7-23 7.6 578
1969-1-30 7.6 60
2002-3-5 7.5 31
1984-11-20 7.5 202
2001-1-1 7.5 33
2010-7-23 7.3 607
1992-5-17 7.3 33

*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 stops: 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 a professional safety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbors 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 the 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 a 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 of elderly people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbors, 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.