Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 147 km southeast of Zamboanga City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 05:11 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Celebes Sea, 147 km southeast of Zamboanga City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 05:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 631 km depth

2 Dec 05:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 2 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Date & time: 2 Dec 2014 05:11:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 631.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.15°N / 123.16°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Parker (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) WSW of Sangay (pop: 3,780) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Isabela (pop: 67,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SE of Zamboanga City (pop: 457,600) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) ESE of Maluso (Basilan) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) S of Pagadian (pop: 186,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) S of Muricay (pop: 132,100) --> See nearby quakes!
970 km (603 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) SW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SE of Langil Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3631 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
M 6.6633 km MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
M 6.3618 km102km WSW of Sangay, PhilippinesUSGS
M 6.5634 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
kamothe / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Celebes Sea, 147 km southeast of Zamboanga City, Philippines, 2 December 2014 05:11 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Mar 2015 10:18 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    540 km (335.5 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jan 2015 20:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    605 km (375.9 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 147 km southeast of Zamboanga City, Philippines, on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 05:11 (GMT)

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