A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Callaguip in Philippines. The temblor was detected at 17:20:17 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007s3h. Id of event: us10007s3h. Exact location of event, longitude 120.4406 East, latitude 18.1383 North, depth = 45.1 km. Global time and date of event 09/01/17 / 2017-01-09 09:20:17 / January 9, 2017 @ 9:20 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.1 km (28 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Claveria, Vigan, Bantay. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Batac City (c. 53 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vigan (c. 48 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bantay (c. 10 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km NNW of Callaguip, Philippines. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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