A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Cabodiongan in Philippines. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 20:20:54 / February 16, 2016 @ 8:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r1s. Id of event: us10004r1s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:20:54 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 125.3516° East, latitude 12.9575° North, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Oras (c. 9 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Catarman, Oras, Mondragon (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 46 km NE of Cabodiongan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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