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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 22 km northwest of Calapan City, Philippines, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 02:39 GMT -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 22 km northwest of Calapan City, Philippines, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 02:39 GMT Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 22 km northwest of Calapan City, Philippines, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 02:39 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 6, 2022 02:39:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude13.5829°N / 121.0764°E (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode13.583°S / 58.924°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTaal (47 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) S of Ilihan (pop: 3,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) S of Batangas (pop: 237,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Calapan City (pop: 66,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Bauan (Batangas) (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SSE of San Pascual (pop: 39,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) SSW of Lipa City (pop: 212,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) S of Calamba (pop: 316,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) S of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) N of Mindoro Island (pop: 1,331,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
3.95 kmPhilippines: 008 Km N 28° E of Puerto Galera (Oriental Mindoro)PHIVOLCS
3.915 kmMindoro, PhilippinesRaspberryShake
4.510.3 km5 Km S of Ilihan, PhilippinesUSGS


Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 876 km / 544 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: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

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Bilog-Bilog, Province of Batangas, Calabarzon (59.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Sabang, Oriental Mindoro, Mimaropa (12.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : very strong and short  
Lobo, Batangas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s

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