A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 24.47 km, 121.0641° East, 18.7458° North. The temblor was picked up at 23:46:42 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.47 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/07/15 / 2015-07-18 15:46:42 / July 18, 2015 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002ye0. Id of event: us20002ye0.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Magapit, Aguiguican (c. 13 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Magapit (c. 11 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Magapit, Aguiguican, Lasam, Batac City (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km N of Claveria, Philippines.
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