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Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 18 km northeast of Taytayan, Philippines, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 2:22 pm (GMT +8) -

Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 18 km northeast of Taytayan, Philippines, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 2:22 pm (GMT +8) Minor mag. 2.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 18 km northeast of Taytayan, Philippines, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 2:22 pm (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 29 km depth

8 Dec 06:35 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 14 minutes.
9 Dec 05:50: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 29.0 km (from 21 to 18 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.4 km (4.6 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 8, 2022 06:22:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 8, 2022 at 2:22 pm (GMT +8)
Depth29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.82°N / 126.64°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode7.82°S / 53.36°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoLeonard Range (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (11 mi) NE of Kinablangan (pop: 5,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) ENE of Taytayan (pop: 6,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) E of San Alfonso (Davao Oriental) (pop: 3,390) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SE of Bislig City (pop: 67,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Compostela (pop: 42,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) E of Monkayo (pop: 51,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) ENE of Magugpo Poblacion (pop: 233,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
975 km (606 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeHeavy Intensity Rain 26.3°C (79 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 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.
2.029 kmPhilippines: 021 Km N 82° E of Cateel (Davao Oriental)PHIVOLCS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 144 km / 89 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 2.0, 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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