A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lingig in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.4408 East, latitude 8.0567 North, depth = 76.99 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 02:13:07 / September 16, 2015 @ 2:13 am. The temblor was reported at 10:13:07 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003irw. Event ids that are associated: us10003irw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.99 km (48 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tagum, Magatos, Cambanugoy. Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Tagum (c. 233 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Monkayo (c. 51 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Compostela (c. 42 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from New Corella (c. 20 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 3 km ENE of Lingig, Philippines.
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