A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Socorro in Philippines on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us70006yps. Event ids that are associated: us70006yps. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 10:53:45 / January 12, 2020 @ 10:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:53:45 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.1643 East, latitude 9.5305 North, depth = 28.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.87 km (18 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Butuan (c. 309 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Libertad (c. 250 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Buenavista (c. 18 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tungao, Buenavista, Lianga (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 one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 23 km ESE of Socorro, Philippines.
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