A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Baras in Philippines on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 124.8973° East, latitude 13.2981° North, depth = 26.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.44 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:28:03 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 15:28:03 / March 13, 2016 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20005ag4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ag4.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Laoang (c. 16 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Virac (c. 15 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pambujan (c. 10 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Palapag (c. 8 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Calatagan (c. 7 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mondragon (c. 5 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mondragon, Palapag, Laoang.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 69 km SE of Baras, Philippines.
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