Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Hinatuan in Philippines


Earthquake location 8.5493S, 126.6298WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hinatuan in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.19 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 06:06:43 / July 31, 2020 @ 6:06 am. Exact location of event, depth 46.19 km, 126.6298° East, 8.5493° North. The temblor was detected at 06:06:43 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b7ai. Id of event: us6000b7ai. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Veruela (c. 18 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Compostela, Taligaman, Cantilan. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines.

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