A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Cortes in Philippines. Exact location, longitude 126.779° East, latitude 9.4144° North, depth = 16.96 km. The temblor was reported at 02:25:58 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.96 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000c0dp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0dp. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 02:25:58 / September 24, 2020 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tago (c. 6 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aras-asan (c. 5 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Socorro, Cantilan, Dapa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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