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Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - South China Sea, 17 km south of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:53 am (GMT +8)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake South China Sea, 21 km southwest of Calaca, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, Dec 25, 2020 7:43 am (GMT +8), which had occurred 9 minutes earlier.
Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - South China Sea, 17 km south of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:53 am (GMT +8) Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - South China Sea, 17 km south of Calatagan, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:53 am (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 89 km depth

25 Dec 00:10 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 17 minutes.
25 Dec 22:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 102.0 to 89.0 km (from 63 to 55 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.4 km (5.8 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 24, 2020 23:53:00 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 25, 2020 at 7:53 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth89.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.69°N / 120.58°E (South China Sea, Philippines)
Antipode13.69°S / 59.42°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoTaal (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (10 mi) SSW of Calatagan (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Balayan (pop: 50,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SW of Calaca (Batangas) (pop: 37,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) SW of Calaca (pop: 37,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) S of Nasugbu (pop: 62,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Taal (pop: 39,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) WSW of San Pascual (pop: 39,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) W of Batangas (pop: 237,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Dasmariñas (pop: 441,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) NW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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
3.089 km017 Km S 21° W of Calatagan (Batangas), PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
3.2102 kmMINDORO, PHILIPPINESEMSC

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Cainta, Rizal, Calabarzon (113.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Meycauayan, Bulacan, Central Luzon (124.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
San Mateo, Rizal, Calabarzon (123.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Santa Cruz, Laguna, Calabarzon (85.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cainta, Rizal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : I was about to get back to sleep but then minutes after I sleep I felt the Earthquake.  
Guagua, pampanga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s
Quezon city / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Taguig / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s : I was shaking while deficating  
Taal Bocaue Bulacan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s
Quezon City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
Quezon city ncr / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Novaliches / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Mataasnakahoy, Batangas, Philippines / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

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