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Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - South China Sea, 22 km south of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on 24 December 2020 - 12:16 PM (PST)

Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - South China Sea, 22 km south of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on 24 December 2020 - 12:16 PM (PST) Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - South China Sea, 22 km south of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on 24 December 2020 - 12:16 PM (PST)

Minor magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 142 km depth

24 Dec 21:15 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 5 hours.
25 Dec 03:30: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 135.0 to 142.0 km (from 84 to 88 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards SSE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 24, 2020 16:16:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter24 December 2020 - 12:16 PM (PST)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.2
Depth142.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.64°N / 120.61°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode13.64°S / 59.39°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoTaal (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities22 km (13 mi) S of Calatagan (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Balayan (pop: 50,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Calaca (Batangas) (pop: 37,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Calaca (pop: 37,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) SW of Taal (pop: 39,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) S of Nasugbu (pop: 62,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) WSW of San Pascual (pop: 39,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Batangas (pop: 237,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Dasmariñas (pop: 441,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (71 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) NW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.2142 km022 Km S 07° W of Calatagan (Batangas), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Dasmariñas (82.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Pasay (106 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Cavite / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s

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