A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Bato in Philippines on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 123.6078 East, latitude 8.6183 North, depth = 8.54 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.54 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 20:14:29 / March 22, 2016 @ 8:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005c9t. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005c9t. The temblor was detected at 04:14:29 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Mantampay (c. 265 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pagadian (c. 186 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muricay (c. 132 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dumaguete (c. 113 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Dipolog (c. 93 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ozamiz City (c. 93 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caromatan, Rogongon, Pagadian (min 5000 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 4 km WNW of Bato, Philippines.
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