A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Loay in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 09:06:13 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 521.04 km (324 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 123.9792 East, latitude 9.3905 North, depth = 521.04 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tp0. Unique identifier: us10008tp0. Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 01:06:13 / May 20, 2017 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugait, Bonawon, Barra (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Cebu City (c. 798 600 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Lapu-Lapu City (c. 350 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Mandaue City (c. 331 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Toledo (c. 156 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Talisay (c. 133 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Dumaguete (c. 113 500 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tagbilaran City (c. 86 400 pop).
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 two 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 23 km S of Loay, Philippines.
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