Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 35 km south of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm (GMT +8) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 35 km south of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm (GMT +8) Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 35 km south of Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 37 km depth

20 May 15:10 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 16 minutes.
21 May 14:35: Magnitude recalculated from 2.0 to 2.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 37.0 km (from 22 to 23 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 14:54:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.1
Depth37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.39°N / 122.5°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode10.39°S / 57.5°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoCanlaon (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SW of La Paz (pop: 2,020) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) S of Iloilo City (pop: 387,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Bago City (pop: 150,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) WNW of Hinigaran (pop: 39,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) WNW of Binalbagan (pop: 38,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) W of La Carlota City (pop: 41,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Bacolod City (pop: 454,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
497 km (309 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) NW of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) S of Panay Island (pop: 4,307,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.137 kmPhilippines: 016 Km S 15° W of Nueva Valencia (Guimaras)PHIVOLCS

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At magnitude 2.1, 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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