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Moderate 5.0-magnitude earthquake near Caraga, Philippines.

Image Credit: EMSC

Nearly an hour ago a 5.0-magnitude earthquake was reported in the Philippine Sea, 72 km east of Surigao City, Philippines at a depth of 69.1km.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

The earthquake was most likely felt by a lot of people living close to the epicenter of the quake. Towns or cities where the quake was felt as light shaking include Pilar (pop. 2,400) located 5 km from the epicenter, San Benito (pop. 2,300) 11 km away, Libas (pop. 3,400) 13 km away, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte (pop. 4,300) 15 km away, and Dapa (pop. 8,800) 18 km away.

Weak shaking was most likely felt in Socorro (pop. 9,700) located 35 km from the epicenter, Surigao City (pop. 87,800) 68 km away, and Tandag (pop. 29,000) 93 km away.

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