A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 km ESE of Baras, Philippines (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:07:19 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 125.1373 East, latitude 13.4921 North, depth = 45.59 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 07:07:19 / September 2, 2016 @ 7:07 am. Id of earthquake: us10006khp. Event ids that are associated: us10006khp. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.59 km (28 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km ESE of Baras, Philippines.
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