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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 44 km northeast of Tandag, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 44 km northeast of Tandag, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 44 km northeast of Tandag, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 50 km depth

27 Nov 04:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
27 Nov 05:06: Now using data updates from USGS
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29 Nov 05:02: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 49.7 to 49.6 km (from 31 to 31 mi).
Update Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 05:15

Significant 5.1 quake hits near Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines

5.1 quake 27 Nov 12:43 pm (GMT +8)
5.1 quake 27 Nov 12:43 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred 32 minutes ago 44 km northeast of Tandag, Philippines, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 49.7 km beneath the epicenter near Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Caraga, Philippines, around noon on Sunday, November 27th, 2022, at 12:43 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.7, France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.1, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.1, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.1.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Cortes (pop. 3,000) located 28 km from the epicenter, Burgos (pop. 3,500) 29 km away, Tandag (pop. 29,000) 44 km away, Tago (pop. 6,300) 47 km away, Cantilan (pop. 9,400) 49 km away, Socorro (pop. 9,700) 55 km away, Butuan (pop. 309,700) 108 km away, and Libertad (pop. 250,400) 113 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 27, 2022 04:43:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 27, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth49.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.4073°N / 126.4141°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode9.407°S / 53.586°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPaco (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (18 mi) ENE of Cortes (pop: 3,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NNE of Tandag (pop: 29,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) E of Cantilan (Surigao del Sur) (pop: 9,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Socorro (pop: 9,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) ENE of Butuan (pop: 309,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Libertad (pop: 250,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Cagayan de Oro (pop: 445,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
826 km (514 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
221 km (137 mi) NE of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.150 km28 Km ENE of Cortes, PhilippinesUSGS
4.945 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.150 kmMindanao, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
5.110 kmPhilippines: Near DavaoRENASS
4.910 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGFZ
5.110 kmMindanao, PhilippinesIRIS
5.258 kmMindanao, PhilippinesGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 276 km / 171 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: 0.1-10.0 Hz. 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.
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Bayugan City, Philippines (105 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 22, 2023 08:55
10 days ago
3.1

11 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 19, 2023 11:01
13 days ago
2.5

14 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2023 19:58
13 days ago
2.7

9 km
Philippine Sea, 50 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 14, 2023 18:53
2 weeks ago
2.2

19 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 14, 2023 12:44
3 weeks ago
2.8

27 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 4, 2023 09:50
4 weeks ago
2.3

10 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 2, 2023 03:28
4 weeks ago
2.2

20 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 2, 2023 03:27
4 weeks ago
3.5

25 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 2, 2023 01:12
4 weeks ago
2.6

21 km
Philippine Sea, 43 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Jan 1, 2023 11:51
4 weeks ago
2.1

16 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 18, 2022 20:48
6 weeks ago
2.2

10 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 18, 2022 09:11
6 weeks ago
2.0

9 km
Philippine Sea, 32 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 18, 2022 08:40
6 weeks ago
3.2

11 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 18, 2022 08:22
6 weeks ago
2.0

21 km
Philippine Sea, 36 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 17, 2022 22:53
6 weeks ago
3.5

12 km
Philippine Sea, 41 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 13, 2022 20:11
7 weeks ago
2.7

8 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 12, 2022 05:51
7 weeks ago
2.7

15 km
Philippine Sea, 48 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 5, 2022 21:44
8 weeks ago
2.4

11 km
Philippine Sea, 43 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Dec 5, 2022 16:56
8 weeks ago
2.6

22 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 30, 2022 06:25
9 weeks ago
2.2

21 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 28, 2022 16:21
9 weeks ago
2.6

16 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 27, 2022 20:57
9 weeks ago
2.2

13 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 27, 2022 16:43
9 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
Philippine Sea, 48 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 27, 2022 15:45
9 weeks ago
2.8

13 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 27, 2022 11:30
9 weeks ago
3.7

13 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km NE of Tandag, PhilippinesMore
Nov 27, 2022 05:02
9 weeks ago
2.0

14 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km N of Tandag, PhilippinesMore

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