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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 52 km south of Bayawan, Philippines, on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm (GMT +8) -

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 52 km south of Bayawan, Philippines, on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm (GMT +8) Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 52 km south of Bayawan, Philippines, on Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 31 km depth

7 Aug 16:10 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 13 minutes.
8 Aug 14:35: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 31.0 km (from 18.6 to 19.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 7, 2022 15:57:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.4
Depth31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.9°N / 122.74°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode8.9°S / 57.26°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoCuernos de Negros (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities30 km (19 mi) SW of Cabangahan (pop: 3,860) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Manalongon (Negros Oriental) (pop: 9,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) S of Bayawan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 36,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) WNW of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SW of Dumaguete City (pop: 113,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) WNW of Dapitan (pop: 50,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
663 km (412 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 25.4°C (78 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | 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
2.431 kmPhilippines: 037 Km S 60° W of Siaton (Negros Oriental)PHIVOLCS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 373 km / 232 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

At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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