A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Barong in Philippines on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/07/15 / 2015-07-05 12:56:51 / July 5, 2015 @ 12:56 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002nih. Id of event: us10002nih. Exact location, longitude 120.7172° East, latitude 18.0104° North, depth = 41.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:56:51 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.74 km (26 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Solana (c. 71 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tabuk (c. 27 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nattapian, Solana, Atulayan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SSW of Barong, Philippines.
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