5.1 Strikes Pondaguitan, Philippines

Earthquake location 4.4698S, 127.8316W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 278 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (173 miles). Global time and date of event 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 02:36:42 / September 20, 2018 @ 2:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pondaguitan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:36:42 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.64 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 127.8316° East, latitude 4.4698° North, depth = 127.64 km. Unique identifier: us2000hhe6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhe6.

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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/20/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-278-km-se-of-pondaguitan-philippines/

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