A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Sulangan in Philippines on Sunday. Global time and date of event 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 01:25:17 / February 21, 2016 @ 1:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 49.1 km, 126.0768° East, 11.2531° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.1 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:25:17 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004scw. Event ids that are associated: us10004scw.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borongan, Balangiga, Giporlos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Guiuan (c. 11 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Llorente (c. 7 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Balangiga (c. 5 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Maydolong (c. 5 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Giporlos (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 44 km NE of Sulangan, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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