A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Aras-asan in Philippines on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 03:43:58 / January 20, 2017 @ 3:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude 126.7338 East, latitude 8.8849 North, depth = 54.02 km. 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: us10007u9g. Id of event: us10007u9g. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.02 km (34 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:43:58 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Bislig (c. 67 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tandag (c. 29 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bah-Bah (c. 28 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Francisco (c. 18 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lianga (c. 13 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tagbina (c. 10 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hinatuan (c. 10 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lingig, Cantilan, Bah-Bah.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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