A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 79 km NW of Itbayat, Philippines (49 miles). Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 17:19:59 / January 4, 2016 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004bau. Event ids that are associated: us10004bau. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.72 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:19:59 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.4022 East, latitude 21.3796 North, depth = 76.72 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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