A earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Pawican in Philippines on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pawican in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:03:51 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 00:03:51 / August 18, 2020 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20231000. Id of event: pt20231000. Exact location of earthquake, 124.087° East, 12.101° North, depth 33 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malilipot, Basey, Matlang. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 134 km (83 miles) from Ormoc (c. 191 200 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Panalanoy (c. 189 100 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 141 km (87 miles) from Malilipot (c. 33 600 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ENE of Pawican, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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