A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Balatero in Philippines on Friday. The temblor was reported at 22:40:29 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.9025 East, latitude 13.5558 North, depth = 139.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 14:40:29 / August 31, 2018 @ 2:40 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139.95 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5z6. Id of event: us2000h5z6.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Taguig (c. 644 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Makati City (c. 510 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanay, Morong, Mabitac (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six 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.
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