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Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 21 km west of Dipolog City, Philippines, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 3:13 am (GMT +8) -

Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 21 km west of Dipolog City, Philippines, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 3:13 am (GMT +8) Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Sulu Sea, 21 km west of Dipolog City, Philippines, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 3:13 am (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 18 km depth

29 Nov 19:30 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 18 minutes.
30 Nov 17:00: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 18.0 km (from 12.4 to 11.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17 km (10.5 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2022 19:13:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 3:13 am (GMT +8)
Depth18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.63°N / 123.15°E (Sulu Sea, Philippines)
Antipode8.63°S / 56.85°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoCuernos de Negros (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) NNE of Manukan (Zamboanga del Norte) (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NW of Langatian (pop: 3,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Dipolog City (pop: 93,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NE of Jose Dalman (Zamboanga del Norte) (pop: 6,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) W of Dapitan (pop: 50,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Mahayag (Zamboanga del Sur) (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) WNW of Oroquieta (pop: 39,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
705 km (438 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 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.
2.318 kmPhilippines: 015 Km N 28° E of Manukan (Zamboanga Del Norte)PHIVOLCS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 319 km / 198 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.3, 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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