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Mag. 2.4 quake - Philippine Sea, 62 km east of Tandag, Philippines, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 09:17 am (GMT +8) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.6 quake Philippine Sea, 38 km north of Bislig City, Philippines, Dec 2, 2023 10:37 pm (Manila time), which had occurred 2 days earlier.

A light magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Philippines in the morning of Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023 at 9.17 am local time (GMT +8). The quake had a very shallow depth of 1 km (0.6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.4 quake - Philippine Sea, 62 km east of Tandag, Philippines, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 09:17 am (GMT +8) Mag. 2.4 quake - Philippine Sea, 62 km east of Tandag, Philippines, on Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 09:17 am (GMT +8)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 1 km depth

5 Dec 01:35 UTC: First to report: PHIVOLCS after 19 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2023 01:17:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at 09:17 am (GMT +8)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.4
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.14°N / 126.76°E Philippines
Seismic antipode9.14°S / 53.24°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourcePHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)
Nearest volcanoPaco (145 km / 90 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Bacolod, a town with 2,200 inhabitants in the Philippines, in 57 km (35 mi) distance to the southwest, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
57 km (35 mi)
SW of epicenter
Bacolod
(pop: 2,170)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
62 km (39 mi)
W of epicenter
Tandag
(pop: 29,000)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
63 km (39 mi)
SW of epicenter
Marihatag
(pop: 3,830)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
64 km (40 mi)
W of epicenter
Burgos
(pop: 3,510)
I: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
77 km (48 mi)
SW of epicenter
Salvacion
(pop: 2,090)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
82 km (51 mi)
W of epicenter
Carmen
(pop: 2,810)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
88 km (55 mi)
SW of epicenter
Gamut
(pop: 3,480)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
89 km (55 mi)
W of epicenter
Cantilan
(pop: 9,410)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
92 km (57 mi)
W of epicenter
San Miguel
(pop: 2,980)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
92 km (57 mi)
SW of epicenter
Lianga
(pop: 13,600)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
97 km (60 mi)
SW of epicenter
Barobo
(pop: 9,890)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
97 km (61 mi)
SW of epicenter
Hinatuan
(pop: 10,100)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
99 km (61 mi)
NW of epicenter
Union
(pop: 2,370)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
99 km (62 mi)
W of epicenter
Adlay
(pop: 2,550)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
100 km (62 mi)
SW of epicenter
Tagbina
(pop: 10,700)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
102 km (64 mi)
NW of epicenter
Socorro
(pop: 9,740)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
110 km (68 mi)
SW of epicenter
Bah-Bah
(pop: 28,600)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
112 km (69 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Francisco
(pop: 18,500)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
114 km (71 mi)
SW of epicenter
Bislig City
(pop: 67,600)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
117 km (73 mi)
SW of epicenter
Lapinigan
(pop: 4,330)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
117 km (73 mi)
W of epicenter
Bayugan
(pop: 40,600)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
122 km (76 mi)
W of epicenter
Sibagat
(pop: 4,870)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
123 km (76 mi)
NW of epicenter
Claver
(pop: 5,910)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
124 km (77 mi)
W of epicenter
Taligaman
(pop: 7,430)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
128 km (80 mi)
S of epicenter
Lingig
(pop: 6,400)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Sur, Caraga
131 km (82 mi)
SW of epicenter
Talacogon
(pop: 15,600)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
133 km (82 mi)
SW of epicenter
Esperanza
(pop: 6,190)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
134 km (84 mi)
W of epicenter
Cabadbaran
(pop: 31,100)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga
135 km (84 mi)
W of epicenter
Kitcharao
(pop: 7,210)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga
135 km (84 mi)
W of epicenter
Butuan
(pop: 309,700)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga
137 km (85 mi)
W of epicenter
Tungao
(pop: 8,910)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga
137 km (85 mi)
SW of epicenter
Bunawan
(pop: 15,500)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
139 km (87 mi)
NW of epicenter
Placer
(pop: 10,400)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
140 km (87 mi)
W of epicenter
Libertad
(pop: 250,400)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga
144 km (89 mi)
SW of epicenter
Trento
(pop: 15,900)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
148 km (92 mi)
SW of epicenter
Veruela
(pop: 18,100)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Sur, Caraga
150 km (93 mi)
W of epicenter
Buenavista
(pop: 18,700)
: Not felt
Province of Agusan del Norte, Caraga
156 km (97 mi)
NW of epicenter
Surigao City
(pop: 87,800)
: Not felt
Province of Surigao del Norte, Caraga
167 km (103 mi)
SW of epicenter
Monkayo
(pop: 51,400)
: Not felt
Davao de Oro, Davao
874 km (543 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.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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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
2023-12-5
Epicenter Agency
2.4 1 km
0.6 mi
01:17:00 Philippines: 056 Km N 64° E of Cagwait (Surigao Del Sur) PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 264 km / 164 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 11,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.56 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.8 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 9.6 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 74 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 289 quakes per year (or 24 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 910 quakes per year (or 76 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,100 quakes per year (or 3 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a very high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 8 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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