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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 17 km east of Samal, Davao, Philippines, on 18 October 2020 - 05:29 AM (PST)

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 17 km east of Samal, Davao, Philippines, on 18 October 2020 - 05:29 AM (PST) Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 17 km east of Samal, Davao, Philippines, on 18 October 2020 - 05:29 AM (PST)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 45 km depth

17 Oct 21:40 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 12 minutes.
18 Oct 17:20: Magnitude recalculated from 2.3 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 69.0 to 45.0 km (from 43 to 28 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13.4 km (8.3 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 17, 2020 21:29:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter18 October 2020 - 05:29 AM (PST)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.5
Depth45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.04°N / 125.86°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode7.04°S / 54.14°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) WSW of Matiao (Davao de Oro) (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Magnaga (Davao de Oro) (pop: 7,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) ESE of Samal (pop: 43,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NW of Lupon (Davao Oriental) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) E of Central (pop: 1,212,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SE of Panabo (pop: 84,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Mati (pop: 105,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Cabayangan (pop: 16,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) S of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
996 km (619 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts)
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.545 km023 Km N 46° W of Lupon (Davao Oriental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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