A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Busilak in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0433 East, latitude 16.448 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:16:10 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005bt0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bt0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 20:16:10 / March 19, 2016 @ 8:16 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guimba, Minante Segundo, Nagsaing (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Baguio (c. 272 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santiago (c. 108 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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: 9 km WSW of Busilak, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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