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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 88 km south of Cotabato City, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 88 km south of Cotabato City, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Celebes Sea, 88 km south of Cotabato City, Philippines, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 9 km depth

9 Dec 05:16 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 10 minutes.
9 Dec 05:26: Now using data updates from PHIVOLCS
9 Dec 05:28: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 9, 2022 05:06:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:06 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth9.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.4826°N / 123.9745°E (Celebes Sea, Philippines)
Antipode6.483°S / 56.026°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoParker (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (5 mi) SW of Bantogon (pop: 5,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) SW of Kalamansig (Sultan Kudarat) (pop: 12,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Tacurong City (pop: 54,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Cotabato City (pop: 179,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) SW of Malingao (pop: 1,122,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Budta (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) W of Koronadal (pop: 125,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
961 km (597 mi) SSE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) SSW of Mindanao Island (pop: 25,537,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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
4.69.4 kmPhilippines: 040 Km N 74° W of Datu Blah T. Sinsuat (Maguindanao Del Norte)USGS
4.610 kmMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESEMSC
4.69.4 kmMindanao, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
4.729 kmMoro Gulf, Mindanao, PhilippinesPHIVOLCS
4.610 kmMindanao, PhilippinesIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 189 km / 117 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Building (216.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting semi-indian style in my chair with my other knee leaning on my table, the table backed up to the wall. It was impossible for the chair to just be the only one wobbly. I felt the whole room shake side to side, similar to my previous experience. But it was subtle and lasted for 5-6 seconds. I froze on the spot, and felt the whole building moving. | One user found this interesting.  
Zamboanga City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short (reported through our app)

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