A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Policarpo in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 125.5722° East, latitude 12.1871° North, depth = 94.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.08 km (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:52:41 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004dyh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dyh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 07:52:41 / January 13, 2016 @ 7:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mondragon, Pagsanghan, Catbalogan. Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 7 km E of San Policarpo, Philippines.
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