A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Rimpeso in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/15 / 2015-06-12 13:17:18 / June 12, 2015 @ 1:17 pm. Event id: us10002ld9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002ld9. Exact location, longitude 124.0155° East, latitude 7.0836° North, depth = 147.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.03 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:17:18 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Budta (c. 1 273 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Malingao (c. 1 122 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Cotabato (c. 179 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tacurong (c. 54 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Parang (c. 44 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Midsayap (c. 32 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banisilan, Kabacan, Pitogo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 11 km NW of Rimpeso, Philippines.
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