A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Loreto in Philippines. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 14:32:14 / December 17, 2017 @ 2:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 48.82 km, 125.9228° East, 10.3999° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.82 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:32:14 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000c5eq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c5eq.
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sogod (c. 8 300 pop), 87 km (54 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 Mainit, Sogod, Balangiga (min 5000 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km E of Loreto, Philippines.
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