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Latest quakes in or near South China Sea in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 7, 2022 11:25 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 17 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 5 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 24 hours, South China Sea was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 5.2, 4 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 17 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 5 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
A strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Philippine Sea, Philippines, 6 hours ago.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.5 | Cordillera, 22 km E of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 5.2 | Philippine Sea, 48 km N of Daet, Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol, Philippines -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near South China Sea (updated )

Past 24 hours27 quakes17 quakes M2+4 quakes M3+0 quakes M4+1 quake M5+
Past 7 days120 quakes61 quakes M2+16 quakes M3+3 quakes M4+1 quake M5+
Past 30 days695 quakes371 quakes M2+84 quakes M3+29 quakes M4+5 quakes M5+
Past 90 days2,069 quakes1,092 quakes M2+253 quakes M3+129 quakes M4+17 quakes M5+3 quakes M6+
Past 365 days9,473 quakes5,351 quakes M2+1,226 quakes M3+440 quakes M4+68 quakes M5+8 quakes M6+1 quake M7+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (27 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 GMT (9 quakes)
Dec 7, 2022 7:04 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 11:04 GMT)
2.5

9 km
Cordillera, 22 km east of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 6:38 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 10:38 GMT)
2.6

17 km
South China Sea, 36 km southwest of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 6:15 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 10:15 GMT)
3.7

1 km
Philippine Sea, 53 km north of Daet, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Dec 7, 2022 6:07 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 10:07 GMT)
2.3

1 km
Philippine Sea, 50 km north of Daet, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 5:58 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 09:58 GMT)
2.2

1 km
2.5 km east of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 5:03 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 09:03 GMT)
1.8

80 km
South China Sea, 20 km southwest of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 2:51 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 06:51 GMT)
3.0

8 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km north of Daet, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Dec 7, 2022 2:15 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 06:15 GMT)
2.9

6 km
Philippine Sea, 42 km north of Daet, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Dec 7, 2022 1:05 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 7, 2022 05:05 GMT)
5.2

8.4 km
Philippine Sea, 48 km north of Daet, Philippines
I FELT IT - 121 reports
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Tuesday, December 6, 2022 GMT (18 quakes)
Dec 7, 2022 7:42 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 23:42 GMT)
3.1

8 km
Cordillera, 28 km east of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Dec 7, 2022 6:57 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 22:57 GMT)
2.8

5 km
16 km north of Pasil, Kalinga, Cordillera, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Dec 7, 2022 6:48 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 22:48 GMT)
2.3

29 km
28 km southwest of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 4:19 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 20:19 GMT)
3.1

10 km
18 km southeast of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Dec 7, 2022 3:00 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 19:00 GMT)
2.0

116 km
South China Sea, 21 km west of Nasugbu, Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 2:56 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 18:56 GMT)
2.3

12 km
South China Sea, 77 km west of Masinloc, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 2:38 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 18:38 GMT)
1.9

8 km
17 km west of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 2:12 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 18:12 GMT)
2.5

30 km
30 km north of Ipil, Philippines More
Dec 7, 2022 1:03 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 17:03 GMT)
1.6

27 km
Philippines: 006 Km N 31° E of Puerto Galera (Oriental Mindoro) More
Dec 7, 2022 12:44 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 16:44 GMT)
1.7

7 km
Philippines: 007 Km S 79° E of Nueva Era (Ilocos Norte) More
Dec 7, 2022 12:34 am (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 16:34 GMT)
1.9

9 km
17 km south of Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines More
Dec 6, 2022 11:59 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2022 15:59 GMT)
2.4

14 km
South China Sea, 88 km west of Mamburao, Philippines More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4 x 1012 joules (1.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 960 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Qiongzhong, Hainan Province, China (QIZ/IC network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Qiongzhong, Hainan Province, China: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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South China Sea Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in South China Sea?

The last earthquake in South China Sea occurred 22 minutes ago: Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - Cordillera, 22 km east of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 7:04 pm (GMT +8).

How many quakes were there in South China Sea today?

In the past 24 hours, South China Sea had 27 quakes up to magnitude 5.2.

What was the strongest quake in South China Sea today?

The strongest earthquake in South China Sea today occurred 6 hours ago: Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 48 km north of Daet, Philippines, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 1:05 pm (GMT +8).

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