A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Paluan in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.73 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:50 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.529 East, latitude 13.4177 North, depth = 86.73 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/15 / 2015-08-09 04:49:50 / August 9, 2015 @ 4:49 am. Id of earthquake: us100030i8. Event ids that are associated: us100030i8.
Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alaminos, Manggahan, Tiaong (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santo Tomas (c. 57 400 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km E of Paluan, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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