A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Cagwait in Philippines on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/15 / 2015-07-16 20:53:16 / July 16, 2015 @ 8:53 pm. Exact location of event, depth 32 km, 126.799° East, 9.1345° North. Id of earthquake: us20002y0b. Event ids that are associated: us20002y0b. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:53:16 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dapa, Socorro, Tagbina (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hinatuan (c. 10 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Barobo (c. 9 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 59 km ENE of Cagwait, Philippines.
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