A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Santa Maria in Philippines on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.36 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us100035qd. Unique identifier: us100035qd. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:46:42 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 126.6398° East, latitude 8.0602° North, depth = 53.36 km. Global time and date of event 12/08/15 / 2015-08-12 02:46:42 / August 12, 2015 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco, Manat, Nabunturan. The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Veruela (c. 18 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nabunturan (c. 16 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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: 22 km ENE of Santa Maria, Philippines.
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