A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Gamay in Philippines. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 17:20:32 / February 19, 2016 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 125.4312° East, 12.4132° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us10004s22. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004s22. The temblor was picked up at 01:20:32 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Catbalogan, Pagsanghan, Borongan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Catbalogan (c. 68 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Catarman (c. 47 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Borongan (c. 16 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dolores (c. 9 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Gamay (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km ENE of Gamay, Philippines.
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