A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santa Monica in Philippines on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 04:44:42 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 20:44:42 / December 19, 2016 @ 8:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.37 km (47 miles). Unique identifier: us200082m1. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082m1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.8583 East, latitude 10.1496 North, depth = 76.37 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maasin, Sogod, Guiuan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Sogod (c. 8 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NW of Santa Monica, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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