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Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 45 km southwest of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 6:03 am (GMT +8)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.2 quake Philippine Sea, 15 km southwest of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Philippines, Dec 16, 2020 7:21 am (GMT +8), which had occurred 9 days earlier.
Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 45 km southwest of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 6:03 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 45 km southwest of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 6:03 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 30 km depth

24 Dec 22:20 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 17 minutes.
25 Dec 22:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 30.0 km (from 6.8 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 26 km (16 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 24, 2020 22:03:00 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 25, 2020 at 6:03 am (GMT +8)
Depth30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.07°N / 125.24°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Antipode5.07°S / 54.76°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoParker (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities45 km (28 mi) SSW of Sarangani (Davao del Sur) (pop: 7,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (36 mi) SSW of Balanganan (pop: 2,330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) S of Pangyan (Sarangani) (pop: 5,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) S of Glan (Sarangani) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) S of Sapu Padidu (pop: 9,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) S of Malapatan (Sarangani) (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (71 mi) S of Alabel (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) S of General Santos City (pop: 679,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) S of Polomolok (pop: 64,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) S of Maluñgun (pop: 52,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 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.
3.930 km042 Km S 28° W of Sarangani (Davao Occidental), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 225 km / 140 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
manila / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Marikina City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging

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