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Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 98 km east of Guiuan, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:11 am (GMT +8)

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 98 km east of Guiuan, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:11 am (GMT +8) Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 98 km east of Guiuan, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:11 am (GMT +8)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 32 km depth

24 Dec 23:30 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 19 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 24, 2020 23:11:00 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:11 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.8
Depth32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.86°N / 126.6°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode10.86°S / 53.4°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt12 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoCabalian (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities85 km (53 mi) E of Sulangan (pop: 3,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) E of Guiuan (Eastern Samar) (pop: 11,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (69 mi) NNE of Santa Monica (pop: 2,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
738 km (459 mi) ESE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.832 km096 Km N 82° E of Homonhon Island (Guiuan) (Eastern Samar), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 436 km / 271 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 (13)

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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parang marikina city (730.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
ciudad nuevo (737.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Bacoor City, ADDAS 2A, Molino 2 (727.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Quezon City (732.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Was just playing. Suddenly felt a small shaking.  
San Juan, Eastern Manila District, National Capital Region (734 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
makati (714.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Pedro, Laguna, Calabarzon (715.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cavite city Salinas 1 first Street / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : It's scary to feel it I can see my apartment shaking while I'm in my room.  
Sucat, Parañaque City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake
Silang, Cavite / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Manila / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s
Sikatuna, Quezon City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Taguig City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s

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