A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sarangani in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.31 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 01:28:56 / October 17, 2019 @ 1:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2273 East, latitude 5.1682 North, depth = 75.31 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:28:56 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70005uuk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005uuk.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sarangani (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Sarangani (c. 7 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 88 km ESE of Sarangani, Philippines.
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