A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Pilar in Philippines. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.6206 East, latitude 17.3845 North, depth = 74.21 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:57:33 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005jgt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jgt. 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 74.21 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 23:57:33 / May 23, 2016 @ 11:57 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tagudin (c. 35 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 28 000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bauang, Bacarra, Paringao (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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Pilar, Philippines. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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