A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Maasin in Philippines. Event id: us1000byj1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000byj1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.45 km (31 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:53:33 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 124.9429 East, latitude 5.5423 North, depth = 49.45 km. Global time and date of event 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 14:53:33 / December 31, 2017 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from General Santos (c. 679 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Polomolok (c. 64 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Bañga (c. 58 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Maluñgun (c. 52 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Alabel (c. 43 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Surallah (c. 31 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Glan (c. 24 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Niño, Carpenter, Tampakan (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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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