A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Basco in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.25 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bff2. Id of event: us6000bff2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 02:53:05 / August 16, 2020 @ 2:53 am. The temblor was detected at 02:53:05 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.2198 East, latitude 20.3289 North, depth = 13.25 km.
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Basco (c. 7 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Basco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km ESE of Basco, Philippines.
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