A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 259 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines (161 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:32:11 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 07:32:11 / February 17, 2016 @ 7:32 am. Id of earthquake: us200050td. Event ids that are associated: us200050td. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.49 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 127.8612 East, latitude 4.7328 North, depth = 71.49 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 259 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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