A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Bobon in Philippines on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 126.9737 East, latitude 6.5373 North, depth = 91.82 km. The temblor was detected at 00:38:57 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 16:38:57 / February 18, 2016 @ 4:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 91.82 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004qsr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qsr.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigaboy, La Union, Tibanbang. The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Union (c. 5 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km ESE of Bobon, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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