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13 Sep 2019 | 10:36 AM UTC

Philippines: 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Carlagan September 13

Philippines News Alert

5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Carlagan September 13; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Carlagan

Event

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Carlagan at approximately 16:30 (local time) on Friday, September 13. No casualties or major material damages were immediately reported as a result of the earthquake, which, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), struck around 17 km (10 mi) east of Carlagan.

Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor developments, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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