Mag 5 Strikes Lope De Vega, Philippines

Earthquake location 12.3297S, 124.6182W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lope de Vega in Philippines on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 02:34:52 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 117.33 km, 124.6182° East, 12.3297° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.33 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 18:34:52 / October 17, 2018 @ 6:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000hdhw. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hdhw.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Babatngon, Bacon, San Jacinto. Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Calbayog City (c. 67 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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