Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake – 14 km southwest of Balayan, Province of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Monday, Sep 27, 2021 1:12 am (GMT +8) – 23 hours ago by agents · September 27, 2021 A shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake was reported early morning near Balayan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines.According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Monday, September 27th, 2021, at 1:11 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.6.Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.Moderate shaking probably occurred in Calatagan (pop. 16,100) located 21 km from the epicenter.In Balayan (pop. 50,100) located 37 km from the epicenter, Balayan (pop. 50,100) 37 km away, Calaca (pop. 37,400) 43 km away, Nasugbu (pop. 62,900) 44 km away, Batangas (pop. 237,400) 61 km away, and Lipa City (pop. 212,300) 77 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.Weak shaking might have been felt in Calamba (pop. 316,600) located 92 km from the epicenter, Manila (pop. 1,600,000) 114 km away, and Quezon City (pop. 2,761,700) 122 km away.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.