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Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 74 km northwest of Dipolog City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 74 km northwest of Dipolog City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm (GMT +8) Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 74 km northwest of Dipolog City, Philippines, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 14 km depth

27 Sep 14:20 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 15 minutes.
28 Sep 14:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 14.0 km (from 12.4 to 8.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 27, 2022 14:05:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 10:05 pm (GMT +8)
Depth14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.87°N / 122.74°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode8.87°S / 57.26°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoCuernos de Negros (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities32 km (20 mi) SW of Cabangahan (pop: 3,860) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Santa Catalina (Negros Oriental) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) S of Bayawan (Negros Oriental) (pop: 36,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) WNW of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) SW of Dumaguete City (pop: 113,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Dapitan (pop: 50,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Bais City (pop: 65,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
666 km (414 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) S of Negros Island (pop: 4,414,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 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.
3.714 kmPhilippines: 039 Km S 56° W of Siaton (Negros Oriental)PHIVOLCS
3.720 kmMindanao, PhilippinesRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 371 km / 231 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 (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Central Visayas (79 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short (reported through our app)

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