A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ilioilio in Philippines on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/16 / 2016-12-17 19:43:34 / December 17, 2016 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 119.7291 East, latitude 15.9974 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10007psc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007psc. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:43:34 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosales, Carusucan, Burgos. Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Urdaneta (c. 101 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mangaldan (c. 88 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Fernando (c. 83 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Manaoag (c. 59 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Lingayen (c. 56 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Binmaley (c. 44 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Camiling (c. 39 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km NW of Ilioilio, Philippines.
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