A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from General Luna in Philippines on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mb3. Unique identifier: us10007mb3. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 16:09:35 / December 23, 2016 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 126.3175° East, latitude 9.9524° North, depth = 61.16 km. 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 61.16 km (38 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:09:35 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Luna (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tago, Mainit, Kitcharao (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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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