A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Paluan in Philippines on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 23:49:25 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000cjii. Event ids that are associated: us2000cjii. Exact location of earthquake, 120.5492° East, 13.4418° North, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 15:49:25 / January 14, 2018 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lipa City (c. 212 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Silang (c. 119 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tanauan (c. 68 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Calapan (c. 66 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nasugbu (c. 62 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santo Tomas (c. 57 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calintaan, Bulihan, Bitin (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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km ENE of Paluan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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