A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Danglas in Philippines on Thursday. Event id: us100047wy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100047wy. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.57 km (45 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.5859 East, latitude 17.7762 North, depth = 72.57 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:44:03 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 12:44:03 / December 17, 2015 @ 12:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Tabuk (c. 27 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Claveria, Monamon, Mankayan (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 11 km NW of Danglas, Philippines.
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