A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Davila in Philippines. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.75 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 120.4262° East, 18.6004° North, depth 14.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:46:20 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 19:46:20 / March 2, 2019 @ 7:46 pm. Unique identifier: us1000j9yd. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9yd.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vigan, Cabaritan East, Bantay.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 21 km NW of Davila, Philippines.
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