A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Santiago in Philippines. Exact location of event, depth 76.45 km, 126.9335° East, 7.2855° North. The temblor was reported at 15:44:30 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100032sl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100032sl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.45 km (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 07:44:30 / August 17, 2015 @ 7:44 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Taytayan (c. 6 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cateel (c. 6 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kinablangan (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mati, Cateel, Taytayan.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 39 km E of Santiago, Philippines.
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