A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Callaguip in Philippines. The temblor was reported at 12:00:27 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 120.277° East, latitude 18.1737° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 04:00:27 / March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004wy7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wy7.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candon, Claveria, Vigan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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