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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Tandag city, Philippines.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Hours ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines Sea, 20 km southeast of Tandag City, Philippines at a depth of 63km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) listed as a 5.3-magnitude while the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) listed it as a 5.0-magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include  Aras-asan (pop. 5,100) located 23 km from the epicenter, Tago (pop. 6,300) 30 km away, and Tandag City (pop. 29,000) 35 km away, Bah-Bah (pop. 28,600) located 76 km from the epicenter, San Francisco (pop. 18,500) 77 km away, Bayugan (pop. 40,600) 84 km away, Bislig City (pop. 67,600) 86 km away, Talacogon (pop. 15,600) 97 km away, and Butuan (pop. 309,700) 105 km away.

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