Major Earthquake Strikes Philippines Over Weekend

Earthquake location 5.821S, 126.863W

A major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.4 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Pondaguitan in Philippines (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:39:11 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18363000. Unique identifier: pt18363000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/18 / 2018-12-29 03:39:11 / December 29, 2018 @ 3:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, 126.863° East, 5.821° North, depth 49.4 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 145 km (90 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 136 km (84 miles) from Caburan (c. 12 600 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Talagutong (c. 8 000 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 123 km (76 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mati, Talagutong, Batobato (min 5000 pop).

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