A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sangay in Philippines on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.8955 East, latitude 6.2785 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 20:02:50 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006jn0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jn0. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 12:02:50 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tacurong (c. 54 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Isulan (c. 31 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Laguilayan (c. 17 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Maganoy (c. 17 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Awang, Sampao, Lambo.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 24 km SW of Sangay, Philippines.
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