A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Claveria in Philippines. 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 46.56 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 08:21:06 / February 7, 2017 @ 8:21 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0238 East, latitude 18.8798 North, depth = 46.56 km. Unique identifier: us20008kj7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008kj7. The temblor was reported at 16:21:06 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Laoag (c. 102 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Nicolas (c. 34 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aparri (c. 33 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Claveria (c. 10 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bacarra (c. 9 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cabaritan East (c. 9 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Dingras (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dingras, San Nicolas, Sarrat (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 30 km NNW of Claveria, Philippines.
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