A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Talisay in Philippines. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.69 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us20008jju. Id of event: us20008jju. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:14:46 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 19:14:46 / February 13, 2017 @ 7:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 125.5898 East, latitude 9.8585 North, depth = 24.69 km.
Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Surigao (c. 87 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cabadbaran (c. 31 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Maasin (c. 18 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Placer (c. 10 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Socorro (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cantilan (c. 9 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Dapa (c. 8 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magallanes, Sogod, Maasin (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. 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 NNW of Talisay, Philippines.
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