A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bayabas in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 66.19 km (41 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:47:12 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002y60. Id of event: us20002y60. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/15 / 2015-07-17 17:47:12 / July 17, 2015 @ 5:47 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4934 East, latitude 9.1077 North, depth = 66.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bislig, Claver, Taligaman (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bayugan (c. 40 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 27 km NE of Bayabas, Philippines.
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