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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 48 km north of Daet, Philippines, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 48 km north of Daet, Philippines, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 48 km north of Daet, Philippines, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 9 km depth

7 Dec 05:09 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
7 Dec 05:12: Now using data updates from GFZ
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7 Dec 14:48: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.4 to 9.0 km (from 5.2 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.3 km (0.8 mi) towards E.
Update Wed, 7 Dec 2022, 05:24

Significant magnitude 5.2 quake hits 48 km northeast of Daet, Philippines around noon

5.2 quake 7 Dec 1:05 pm (GMT +8)
5.2 quake 7 Dec 1:05 pm (GMT +8)
Just 19 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Daet, Camarines Norte, Bicol, Philippines. The tremor was recorded around noon on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, at 1:05 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 8.4 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) at magnitude 5.3, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 5.1, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.2, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Sabang Indan (pop. 2,800) located 38 km from the epicenter, Vinzons (pop. 13,600) 43 km away, Jose Panganiban (pop. 21,200) 47 km away, Mercedes (pop. 17,000) 47 km away, Daet (pop. 78,100) 48 km away, and Labo (pop. 18,100) 49 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Calabanga (pop. 26,800) located 93 km from the epicenter, and Magarao (pop. 15,200) 98 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 & timeDec 7, 2022 05:05:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.5317°N / 123.064°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode14.532°S / 56.936°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt114 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoIsarog (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities38 km (24 mi) NNE of Sabang Indan (pop: 2,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) N of Mercedes (Camarines Norte) (pop: 17,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Daet (pop: 78,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NE of Jose Panganiban (Camarines Norte) (pop: 21,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Labo (pop: 18,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) N of Calabanga (Camarines Sur) (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (105 mi) ENE of Lucena (pop: 228,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
224 km (139 mi) E of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
267 km (166 mi) NNW of Masbate Island (pop: 706,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
275 km (171 mi) SE of Luzon Island (pop: 46,228,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 27.9°C (82 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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
5.29 km38 Km NNE of Sabang Indan, PhilippinesUSGS
5.230 kmLUZON, PHILIPPINESEMSC
5.29 kmLuzon, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
5.310 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGFZ
5.31 kmPhilippines: 021 Km N 50° E of Tinaga Island (Vinzons) (Camarines Norte)PHIVOLCS
5.310 kmPhilippines: Near ManilaRENASS
5.210 kmLuzon, PhilippinesIRIS
5.333 kmLuzon, PhilippinesGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 874 km / 543 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: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (128)

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San Miguel, Camarines Sur, Bicol (131.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : I'm in buhi, camarines sur. Working at home using my laptop when I noticed that the chair I'm using, the stand fans and my sofa bed is slightly moving. I felt vibrations and checked that the things in my room are also moving like being shaken mildly by unseen force. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Caloocan City North, Philippines (191.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On our house. The floor and all around us are shaking. Not so heavy, but strong enough for us to feel that there is an earthquake. Shaking intensity or earthquake magnitude was around 3.5. All of us are safe! Thanks God! | One user found this interesting.  
Naga city (101.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am on third floor of building, sitting down working when i noticed shaking of items on top of desk. Short shake. | One user found this interesting.  
Daet (47.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : For 5-10 seconds house was shaking, pictures fell off the wall, also outside electric poles, lights moving. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Pulilan Bulacan (239.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Little shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Pasig, Eastern Manila District, National Capital Region (215.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : My stuff is my ballpen and pencils falled down, while im doing mapeh mask project my things started to fall down, my classmate ducks and all the sudden its an eartquake the bulb is moving and all my things falled down.. (reported through our app)  
Mexico, Pampanga, Luzón Central (260.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Soft side to side move, more like liquid move but still that much that Christmas tree is swinging on top  
Pasig / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Confusion until others started saying that they felt the vibrations as well and wondering if it was just them feeling "something"?  
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region (224.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Imus City, Cavite, CALABARZON, Philippines (231.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt the earthquake and it is far away as 230 km 232,277 meters away. I felt weak shaking  
Magarao, Camarines Sur, Bicol (99.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Angono (206.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : I was sitting on my chair and I moved side to side very lightly, only 3 of us felt it (reported through our app)  
Pasay City, Southern Manila District, National Capital Region (221.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Talisay`Camarines`Norte`Philippines (46.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
Southwoods Mall Biñan (218.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Clark Angeles city (281.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Feel dizy  
Siniloan (173.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Batangas, Calabarzon (233.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s : I noticed the shaking after looking at the water in the glass pitcher.  
Manila Paco (222.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Castillo (127.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn't feel  
Pau, Pampanga, Central Luzon (258.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : I barely notice the shaking  
San Juan, Batangas (196.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 minutes
Naga city (102 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Slight shaking.  
marikina (209.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : while sitting down  
Daet (48.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Light shaking  
Tagkawayan Quezon (86.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Jose panganiban (48.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s : I was indoor, that when I felt it  
Quezon City Philippines (226.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Naga city, camarinessur (102.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Not that strong but the shaking is felt  
Bgc taguig city (216.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region (224.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (32 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 21, 2023 23:50
3 days ago
3.5

1 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 20, 2023 16:48
4 days ago
3.4

1 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 20, 2023 09:53
4 days ago
2.8

1 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 20, 2023 05:14
4 days ago
2.5

1 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 20, 2023 02:55
5 days ago
3.2

1 km
Philippine Sea, 49 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 20, 2023 00:40
5 days ago
2.9

1 km
Philippine Sea, 41 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2023 16:51
6 days ago
4.5

1 km
Philippine Sea, 36 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2023 05:00
6 days ago
4.4

1 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2023 02:45
7 days ago
2.8

1 km
Philippine Sea, 35 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2023 02:32
7 days ago
2.8

1 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 18, 2023 01:39
7 days ago
3.3

1 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 17, 2023 20:02
7 days ago
2.7

1 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 17, 2023 19:07
7 days ago
3.3

1 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 17, 2023 18:53
7 days ago
3.6

1 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 17, 2023 18:39
7 days ago
4.6

10 km
Philippine Sea, 26 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 17, 2023 16:21
7 days ago
3.0

1 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 16, 2023 23:00
8 days ago
2.9

1 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 16, 2023 22:30
8 days ago
2.1

1 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km NE of Daet, PhilippinesMore
Jan 16, 2023 21:57
8 days ago - felt
5.2

10 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 12, 2023 23:37
12 days ago
3.3

1 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Jan 12, 2023 23:31
12 days ago
3.3

1 km
Philippine Sea, 37 km NE of Daet, PhilippinesMore
Dec 24, 2022 17:59
4 weeks ago
2.2

1 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km NE of Jose Panganiban, PhilippinesMore
Dec 24, 2022 17:54
4 weeks ago
3.9

1 km
Philippine Sea, 60 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 10, 2022 00:33
7 weeks ago
2.2

2 km
Philippine Sea, 43 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 9, 2022 12:13
7 weeks ago
2.7

7 km
Philippine Sea, 44 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 8, 2022 03:08
7 weeks ago
2.4

1 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2022 21:10
7 weeks ago
2.0

11 km
Philippine Sea, 35 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2022 18:05
7 weeks ago
2.5

5 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2022 10:15
7 weeks ago
3.7

1 km
Philippine Sea, 55 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2022 10:07
7 weeks ago
2.5

1 km
Philippine Sea, 51 km NE of Daet, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2022 06:51
7 weeks ago
3.0

8 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore
Dec 7, 2022 06:15
7 weeks ago
2.9

1 km
Philippine Sea, 52 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, PhilippinesMore

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