A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Namuac in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.165 East, latitude 19.2734 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:29:14 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 02:29:14 / January 29, 2016 @ 2:29 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vec. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vec.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ballesteros, Cabaritan East, Claveria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ballesteros (c. 5 600 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 three 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 73 km N of Namuac, Philippines.
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