A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Masbate in Philippines. Unique identifier: us10004qt7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qt7. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:22 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 123.6619° East, latitude 12.411° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 17:49:22 / February 18, 2016 @ 5:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bonga, Pantao, Libog (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Legaspi (c. 179 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sorsogon (c. 82 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Masbate (c. 47 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bulan (c. 28 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Irosin (c. 20 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tagas (c. 15 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bigaa (c. 14 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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