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Mag. 3.1 quake - Philippine Sea, 27 km southeast of Homonhon Island, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 03:52 am (Manila time) -

A light magnitude 3.1 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Eastern Visayas,  Philippines, in the early morning of Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 3.52 am local time (Asia/Manila GMT +8). The quake had a very shallow depth of 18 km (11 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.1 quake - Philippine Sea, 27 km southeast of Homonhon Island, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 03:52 am (Manila time) Mag. 3.1 quake - Philippine Sea, 27 km southeast of Homonhon Island, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 03:52 am (Manila time)

Weak magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 18 km depth

25 Nov 20:08 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 25, 2023 19:52:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 26, 2023, at 03:52 am (Asia/Manila GMT +8)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude3.1
Depth18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.61°N / 125.93°E Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines
Seismic antipode10.61°S / 54.07°W Brazil
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoCabalian (85 km / 53 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Sulangan, a town with 3,000 inhabitants in the Philippines, in 38 km (24 mi) distance north of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. In the capital of the  Philippines, Manila, 697 km (433 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
38 km (24 mi)
N of epicenter
Sulangan
(pop: 3,030)
II: Very weak
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
48 km (30 mi)
SW of epicenter
Loreto
(pop: 5,400)
II: Very weak
52 km (32 mi)
NW of epicenter
Guiuan
(pop: 11,000)
II: Very weak
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
66 km (41 mi)
NW of epicenter
Salcedo
(pop: 3,600)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
67 km (41 mi)
S of epicenter
Santa Monica
(pop: 2,280)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
77 km (48 mi)
NW of epicenter
Giporlos
(pop: 5,260)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
80 km (49 mi)
W of epicenter
Hinundayan
(pop: 2,690)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
81 km (51 mi)
W of epicenter
Hinatungan
(pop: 2,020)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
82 km (51 mi)
S of epicenter
Cagdianao
(pop: 2,680)
I: Not felt
Dinagat Islands, Caraga
82 km (51 mi)
S of epicenter
Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte
(pop: 4,280)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
83 km (51 mi)
NW of epicenter
General MacArthur
(pop: 4,490)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
85 km (53 mi)
S of epicenter
Pilar
(pop: 2,390)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
87 km (54 mi)
NW of epicenter
Hernani
(pop: 2,160)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
94 km (59 mi)
S of epicenter
Talisay
(pop: 2,200)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
96 km (59 mi)
S of epicenter
Dapa
(pop: 8,820)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
99 km (61 mi)
NW of epicenter
Llorente
(pop: 7,910)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
102 km (63 mi)
W of epicenter
Abuyog
(pop: 15,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
102 km (63 mi)
SW of epicenter
Liloan
(pop: 3,550)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
103 km (64 mi)
SW of epicenter
Surigao City
(pop: 87,800)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
104 km (65 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Francisco
(pop: 2,680)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
105 km (65 mi)
W of epicenter
Dulag
(pop: 10,200)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
105 km (66 mi)
W of epicenter
Polahongon
(pop: 2,730)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
107 km (66 mi)
W of epicenter
Sogod
(pop: 8,300)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
110 km (68 mi)
NW of epicenter
Maydolong
(pop: 5,490)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
110 km (68 mi)
S of epicenter
Socorro
(pop: 9,740)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
111 km (69 mi)
W of epicenter
La Paz
(pop: 4,150)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
111 km (69 mi)
W of epicenter
San Isidro
(pop: 2,450)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
112 km (70 mi)
S of epicenter
Placer
(pop: 10,400)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
113 km (71 mi)
SW of epicenter
Malitbog
(pop: 2,800)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
114 km (71 mi)
NW of epicenter
Tanauan
(pop: 16,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
117 km (73 mi)
S of epicenter
Claver
(pop: 5,910)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
119 km (74 mi)
NW of epicenter
Palo
(pop: 17,500)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
120 km (75 mi)
W of epicenter
Burauen
(pop: 14,300)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
123 km (76 mi)
SW of epicenter
Macrohon
(pop: 2,830)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
123 km (77 mi)
NW of epicenter
Tacloban City
(pop: 242,100)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
124 km (77 mi)
NW of epicenter
Panalanoy
(pop: 189,100)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
124 km (77 mi)
NW of epicenter
Borongan City
(pop: 16,500)
I: Not felt
Eastern Samar, Eastern Visayas
130 km (81 mi)
SW of epicenter
Maasin
(pop: 18,300)
I: Not felt
Southern Leyte, Eastern Visayas
136 km (84 mi)
NW of epicenter
Alangalang
(pop: 8,100)
I: Not felt
Province of Leyte, Eastern Visayas
697 km (433 mi)
NW of epicenter
Manila
(pop: 1,600,000)
: Not felt
Capital District, National Capital Region
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-25
Epicenter Agency
3.1 18 km
11 mi
19:52:17 Leyte, Philippines EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
3.1 15 km
9.3 mi
19:52:00 Philippines: 021 Km S 51° E of Homonhon Island (Guiuan) (Eastern Samar)
5.6 km (3.5 mi) epicenter difference with EMSC
PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 396 km / 246 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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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 4 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 4,400 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.17 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 6 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 5.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 30.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 228 quakes per year (or 19 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 864 quakes per year (or 72 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,100 quakes per year (or 2.9 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 21 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

Number of quakes per year

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