A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Dumingag in Philippines. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003nat. Unique identifier: us20003nat. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.3438° East, latitude 8.2882° North, depth = 59.89 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.89 km (37 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:53:04 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 11:53:04 / September 23, 2015 @ 11:53 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maria Cristina, Kalawit, Maloh (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ozamiz City (c. 93 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lala (c. 61 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dapitan (c. 50 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Oroquieta (c. 39 300 pop).
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 nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 13 km N of Dumingag, Philippines.
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