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Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - Leyte Island, 9.7 km southwest of Abuyog, Philippines, on Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 5:24 am (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - Leyte Island, 9.7 km southwest of Abuyog, Philippines, on Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 5:24 am (GMT +8) Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - Leyte Island, 9.7 km southwest of Abuyog, Philippines, on Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 5:24 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

17 Dec 21:40 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 16 minutes.
18 Dec 06:40: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.2. Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.9 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 17, 2021 21:24:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 5:24 am (GMT +8)
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.71°N / 124.93°E (Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines)
Antipode10.71°S / 55.07°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoMahagnao (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) WSW of Balocawehay (pop: 3,530) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Abuyog (Leyte) (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Baybay (Leyte) (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Dulag (Leyte) (pop: 10,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) S of Burauen (Leyte) (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) S of Tanauan (Leyte) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SE of Ormoc (Bisayas orientales) (pop: 191,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) S of Tacloban City (pop: 242,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) S of Panalanoy (pop: 189,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
609 km (379 mi) SE of Manila (National Capital Region) (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24.5°C (76 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 0 m/s (0 kts) from ENE
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

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3.21 kmPhilippines: 010 Km S 64° W of Abuyog (Leyte)PHIVOLCS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 411 km / 255 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Visayas State University (15.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Woke me up, felt like the ground was shoved into one direction. Had a headache right after, felt like my head was pushed intensely  
Tanauan (43.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Using the toilet 2nd floor.  

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