A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pondaguitan in Philippines on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.04 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 21:40:13 / April 1, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.2835 East, latitude 6.468 North, depth = 80.04 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005g2x. Unique identifier: us20005g2x. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:40:13 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samal, Santa Maria, Magnaga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Samal (c. 43 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Malita (c. 41 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lupon (c. 27 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 16 800 pop). Close 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. 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 fourty-nine 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: 16 km NE of Pondaguitan, Philippines.
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