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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 244 km south of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 at 2:06 am (GMT +8) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 244 km south of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 at 2:06 am (GMT +8) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 244 km south of Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 at 2:06 am (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jan 18:20 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 14 minutes.
18 Jan 10:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 10.0 km (from 5.6 to 6.2 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 17, 2022 18:06:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 18, 2022 at 2:06 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude12.48°N / 120.43°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode12.48°S / 59.57°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoTaal (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities244 km (151 mi) SSW of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SW of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.010 kmPhilippines: 056 Km S 44° W of Sablayan (Occidental Mindoro)PHIVOLCS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.0, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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