A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Libas in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 02:43:58 / January 30, 2017 @ 2:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude 126.045 East, latitude 9.8989 North, depth = 74.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:43:58 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007w4d. Unique identifier: us10007w4d. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.47 km (46 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabadbaran, Tago, Tubay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop).
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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 6 km ENE of Libas, Philippines.
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