A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Maria in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, 126.5748° East, 8.0177° North, depth 96.32 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:36 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 17:17:36 / April 19, 2016 @ 5:17 pm. Event id: us20005juz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005juz. The epicenter was at a depth of 96.32 km (60 miles). 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aras-asan, San Ignacio, Talacogon (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Mariano (c. 18 700 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km ENE of Santa Maria, Philippines.
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