A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from San Ignacio in Philippines on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.94 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:52:07 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 126.9001 East, latitude 6.8431 North, depth = 78.94 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ih6. Unique identifier: us20008ih6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 18:52:07 / January 24, 2017 @ 6:52 pm.
The epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Mati (c. 105 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Manay (c. 20 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Baganga (c. 10 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Batobato (c. 9 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sigaboy (c. 8 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tibanbang (c. 7 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigaboy, La Union, Tibanbang. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 54 km SE of San Ignacio, Philippines.
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