A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Balangonan in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 125.1386° East, 5.4859° North, depth 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:58:22 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 12:58:22 / June 9, 2017 @ 12:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009lil. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009lil. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sebu (c. 21 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Malapatan (c. 19 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kipalbig, Talagutong, Lambo (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km WSW of Balangonan, Philippines.
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