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Mag. 1.8 quake - Celebes Sea, 41 km southwest of Glan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 11:03 am (GMT +8) -

A light magnitude 1.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Philippines in the morning of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 11.03 am local time (GMT +8). The quake had a shallow depth of 38 km (24 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.8 quake - Celebes Sea, 41 km southwest of Glan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 11:03 am (GMT +8) Mag. 1.8 quake - Celebes Sea, 41 km southwest of Glan, Sarangani, Soccsksargen, Philippines, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 11:03 am (GMT +8)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 38 km depth

28 Nov 03:20 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 18 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 03:03:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 11:03 am (GMT +8)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude1.8
Depth38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.5°N / 125.02°E Philippines
Also near: Indonesia 99 km (62 mi) away
Seismic antipode5.5°S / 54.98°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoParker (70 km / 43 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Baliton, a town with 5,800 inhabitants in the Philippines, in 36 km (22 mi) distance to the northeast, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
36 km (22 mi)
NE of epicenter
Baliton
(pop: 5,810)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
38 km (24 mi)
E of epicenter
Balanganan
(pop: 2,330)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
40 km (25 mi)
N of epicenter
Maasim
(pop: 5,850)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
41 km (26 mi)
NE of epicenter
Glan
(pop: 24,300)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
48 km (30 mi)
NW of epicenter
Katubao
(pop: 4,180)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
48 km (30 mi)
E of epicenter
Nuing
(pop: 2,610)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
50 km (31 mi)
E of epicenter
Sarangani
(pop: 7,510)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
50 km (31 mi)
NE of epicenter
Kiupo
(pop: 2,980)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
58 km (36 mi)
NW of epicenter
Maan
(pop: 3,450)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
60 km (37 mi)
NE of epicenter
Malapatan
(pop: 19,400)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
67 km (41 mi)
NE of epicenter
Lun Pequeño
(pop: 11,500)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
70 km (43 mi)
NW of epicenter
Kiamba
(pop: 11,000)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
70 km (44 mi)
N of epicenter
General Santos City
(pop: 679,600)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
73 km (45 mi)
N of epicenter
Buayan
(pop: 14,600)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
73 km (46 mi)
NE of epicenter
Alabel
(pop: 43,300)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
74 km (46 mi)
NE of epicenter
Suyan
(pop: 7,230)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
80 km (50 mi)
N of epicenter
Conel
(pop: 8,520)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
80 km (50 mi)
N of epicenter
Polomolok
(pop: 64,000)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
83 km (52 mi)
NE of epicenter
Caburan
(pop: 12,600)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
83 km (52 mi)
NW of epicenter
Maitum
(pop: 8,480)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
88 km (54 mi)
NW of epicenter
Lake Sebu
(pop: 21,800)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
91 km (57 mi)
N of epicenter
Maluñgun
(pop: 52,200)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
92 km (57 mi)
NE of epicenter
Mangili
(pop: 3,020)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
93 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Lambontong
(pop: 4,340)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
93 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Tupi
(pop: 16,500)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
93 km (58 mi)
NW of epicenter
Mindupok
(pop: 3,440)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
94 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Malandag
(pop: 12,900)
: Not felt
Sarangani, Soccsksargen
102 km (63 mi)
N of epicenter
Surallah
(pop: 31,100)
: Not felt
Province of South Cotabato, Soccsksargen
104 km (65 mi)
NE of epicenter
Lapuan
(pop: 3,830)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
109 km (68 mi)
NE of epicenter
Kinangan
(pop: 4,560)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
111 km (69 mi)
NE of epicenter
Talagutong
(pop: 7,980)
: Not felt
Davao Occidental, Davao
121 km (75 mi)
NW of epicenter
Palimbang
(pop: 4,860)
: Not felt
Province of Sultan Kudarat, Soccsksargen
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

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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
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
1.8 38 km
24 mi
03:03:00 040 Km S 03° E of Maasim (Sarangani) PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 185 km / 115 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 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 2,300 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 8 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.03 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 33.3 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.23 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 4.3 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 3.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 15.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 63 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 186 quakes per year (or 15.5 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 215 quakes per year (or 17.9 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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