A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nueva Era in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/15 / 2015-07-05 13:12:40 / July 5, 2015 @ 1:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:12:40 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 120.6612 East, latitude 17.8628 North, depth = 4.46 km. Unique identifier: us10002nij. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002nij. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.46 km (3 miles).
Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tabuk (c. 27 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Candon (c. 11 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Suyo (c. 10 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suyo, Tabuk, Claveria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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